Log in to access members-only content


This section provides the latest market news for low carbon buses in the United Kingdom, the number of vehicles in circulation and where they are in service. You can search for specific items of news by typing in a keyword.

125 news articles found  [Displaying 61 to 70]

  • New Clean Bus Fund announced with £5m funding


    The UK Government has announced £5m of funding aimed at encouraging local authorities to reduce local pollutants from buses. The new Clean Bus Technology Fund will support upgrades to pollutant-reducing engine or retrofit technologies.

    Read more

  • DfT announces recipients of funding in 4th round of Green Bus Fund


    Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced the recipients of £12m funding under the 4th round of the Green Bus Fund. The money will support the acquisition of 213 new low carbon buses which, the Governnment says, will cut carbon, encourage economic growth and provide better services for passengers.

    Read more

  • Ford invests £24m in low carbon production in Wales; Wrightbus ploughs £15m into low carbon R&D


    Ford has announced a £24m investment programme at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce a new, fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. The Welsh Government is also providing backing of £12m to the plant, which employs nearly 2,300 with production to start in 2014. In related news, Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus is to invest almost £15m in research and development into low-carbon vehicles.

    Read more

  • LowCVP Low Carbon Champions results announced: Ford, TfL win 10-year achievement awards


    To coincide with the celebration of its 10-year anniversary, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) last night presented special awards to two organisations – one public sector and one private - for their endeavours to cut carbon emissions from UK road transport over the last decade. Pictures from the Awards are now available.

    Read more

  • Government announces further £20m investment in low carbon buses as it launches Green Bus Fund 4


    Transport minister Norman Baker has announced that an extra £20 million is being made available for the government’s Green Bus Fund. This is the fourth installment of funding for the Green Bus Fund and brings total government support for this initiative to £95m. The Department for Transport has also launched an easy-to-use toolkit to allow local authorities and bus operators to make informed decisions on investing in carbon cutting buses.

    Read more

  • Transport for London orders 600 more hybrid buses to be running in London by 2016


    Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the purchase of 600 hybrid buses for the capital. TfL is to buy the buses from Wrightbus of Northern Ireland for delivery over four years from 2013 to 2016. This represents the largest single hybrid bus order placed in Europe and is expected to result in annual CO2 savings in excess of 20,000 tonnes. 

    Read more

  • Scottish Government  announces extra £3m for Green Bus Fund


    The Scottish Government is making £3m available to bus operators to buy low carbon vehicles. Since Scotland's Green Bus Fund was launched two years ago, 74 buses have been purchased. The extra funding is expected to see around 40 more low carbon buses on the road.

    Read more

  • Fuel saving ex-Formula One flywheel to be trialled on London buses


    A fuel saving device developed for Formula One is to be fitted to six prototype buses.The Go-Ahead Group and Williams Hybrid Power, a subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Engineering, have teamed up to develop a flywheel energy storage application for use in buses.

    Read more

  • Transport Secretary Justine Greening confirmed as keynote speaker at LowCVP Conference on May 10


    Justine Greening MP is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the LowCVP's 2012 Annual Conference which will be held on May 10 at ExCel, London Docklands. The Transport Secretary leads a great cast of speakers at what promises to be the low carbon transport day of the year. Delegates at the event will have the opportunity to network with government officials, leading industry, business and NGO representatives, and will also receive VIP entry to EcoVelocity, the green motor show.

    Read more

  • LowCVP Technology Challenge 2012: Urban Mobility - call for entries announced


    The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is now inviting entries of innovative products and technologies which can cut carbon in towns and cities. Innovations could be in the areas of personal or public transport, systems and supporting infrastructure. Winning entrants to the LowCVP Technology Challenge 2012 will get the chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of potential major customers, investors and influencers.

    Read more

Search news