UK government provides GBP 25 million in subsidies for British-built green buses


By Luke Willetts - 20th March 2023

UK – The UK government is providing GBP 25.3 million in funding for 117 British-built (Wrightbus) battery electric buses to be rolled out on routes in the counties of Yorkshire, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Hampshire. The 117 zero-emission buses are to be built by Wrightbus Ltd of Ballymena and operated by FirstBus.

The funding is derived from the government’s Zero Emission Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) Scheme, launched in 2021 to allow local transport authorities to bid for funding for zero-emission buses and supporting infrastructure.

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