UK Power Networks Services has completed a study for the passenger transport company Go-Ahead Group to transition its fleet of 5,000 buses to zero-emissions technology.
Go-Ahead Group, a transport provider of bus and rail services, is looking to transition its fleet of 5000 buses to zero-emissions technology by 2035 and plans to electrify the majority of its fleet.
UK Power Networks Services conducted an electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity study and proposed strategies to support Go-Ahead’s fleet transition goals. The study aimed to provide visibility on the electrical network capacity, infrastructure requirements and estimated infrastructure costs for 35 garages as identified by Go-Ahead.
UK Power Networks Services also investigated potential solutions including energy storage, flexible and timed connections, developed a prioritisation framework and implementation plan, and identified the resources required for each site to enable the overall EV infrastructure roll-out.
As a next step, UK Power Networks Services will support Go-Ahead with developing concept designs, evaluating alternative connection options, addressing site specific challenges before proceeding to detailed design and build services.
According to the UK government, the transport sector produced 27% of the UK’s total emissions in 2019. Of this, the majority (91%) came from road transport vehicles.