Market Monitoring

Please note: The LCEB accreditation scheme has now been superseded by the Low Emission Bus accreditation scheme which compares GHG savings with conventional Euro V diesel buses rather than Euro III buses for the LCEB scheme.

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.

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  • CNG Filling Station Has Started Operation in Budapest


    Publicly owned gas company Fogáz recently started to operate a second CNG supply point in Budapest. The facility will refuell city buses purchased by Budapest's city-owned public transportation company BKV. The opening continues Budapest’s initiative to adopt natural gas as an environmentally friendly and cost-saving alternative to petrol and diesel-based transport.

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  • Vienna introduces first hybrid buses


    Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transportation company, is in the process of adding six new hybrid buses to its fleet. 

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  • Nottingham adds 17 Optare electric buses to its fleet


    Nottingham City Council has ordered 17 electric buses, which has one of the largest fleets of electric buses for public transport in Europe.

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  • Electric buses for Glasgow


    The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has ordered two Optare battery-electric buses for operation on the half-hourly service which links the city centre with the Riverside transport museum. The buses will cost £456,400 and will be delivered in the autumn.

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  • Manchester invests £3.5m in more hybrids and first electric Optare buses


    Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has ordered 16 more Optare buses, including hybrids and electric models, which will bring the total to 115 low carbon Optare buses operating in the area.

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  • All City Buses in Seoul Will Go Green


    Seoul city has announced that the replacement of 8,750 city buses in total from existing diesel buses to clean natural gas-fuelled buses would be completed upon replacing 13 more this year.

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  • All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro


    Fetranspor and Rio Bus, the public transportation companies for the state and city of Rio, and BYD, a Chinese company, joined together at the opening ceremonies for the launch of the BYD 100% electric bus. This is the first pure-electric bus to launch in Rio and is running now on line 249 (Water-Santa Carioca) operated by Matias, the leader of the Consortium Internorte.

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  • Scottish Green Bus Fund boosts low carbon bus purchases


    Scotland's low carbon bus fleet is set to expand with extra funding from the Scottish government.
    The funding is from the Scottish Green Bus Fund, which has helped bus firms purchase more than 70 low carbon buses.

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  • StreetLite micro-hybrids for Portsmouth


    First Hampshire is to introduce 22 Wrightbus StreetLite micro-hybrids, representing an investment of £4.4million, to two routes in the Portsmouth area from May. A third route, in Fareham, will get nine new Optare Solos. The StreetLite micro-hybrids follow 41 diesel StreetLites delivered last year for Portsmouth routes.

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  • Van Hool delivers first hybrid “tram-bus” to Malmö


    Van Hool has delivered a first Exqui.City to the city of Malmö. In the coming weeks, 15 of these 24-metre hybrid (biogas-electric) tram-buses will be shipped to Malmö.

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