Go-Ahead Group is to introduce an extra 201 zero-emission vehicles by March 2026, bringing the total number of zero-emission buses in its fleet to more than 1100.

The investment, made up of both buses and infrastructure, totals £112 million, with the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) contribution being £44 million and local authorities adding £6m.

Go-Ahead, which aims to achieve a fully decarbonised fleet by 2035, will invest £62m.

The investment includes:

  • 50 Zero Emission Buses for Go South West’s, Plymouth CityBus, and Go Cornwall Bus operators.
  • 45 zero emission buses at Go South Coast operators, Southern Vectis and Salisbury Reds.
  • 43 vehicles for its Metrobus fleet in Crawley and 16 for its Brighton & Hove Buses division.
  • 11 buses at Go North East, Riverside depot
  • 15 vehicles for Pulhams Coaches at its Bourton-on-the-Water depot.
  • 21 ZEBs in Hull, at East Yorkshire Buses

Miguel Parras, CEO of The Go-Ahead Group said: “We are proud to lead the way in electrifying urban transit and accelerating the transition to cleaner, greener transport and we extend our gratitude to all our partners for trusting in us to deliver.

“Our ongoing partnership with local authority partners and our investment in cutting-edge EV technology are driving meaningful reductions in carbon emissions and delivering tangible benefits to communities across the UK.”

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said, “As part of our plan to improve local transport across the country, we’re providing a further £143 million to improve journeys for bus passengers particularly in rural areas, with almost a thousand brand new, zero-emission buses due to hit the road.”


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