30 March 2021 – The Government have announced a new (ZEBRA) scheme worth up to £120 million, which has been launched to help local transport authorities introduce zero-emission buses.
The funding will deliver up to 500 zero-emission buses, and comes from the wider £3 billion fund announced by the government in the national bus strategy to help improve bus services and make transport more sustainable.
The (ZEBRA) scheme will allow local transport authorities to:
- Bid for funding to purchase zero-emission buses
- Reduce the carbon emissions from their local public transport
- Improve air quality in towns and cities across England
Bidders will have until 21st May 2021 to submit expressions of interest for a fast-track process that will allow local transport authorities with well-developed proposals to move quickly in their bid to secure funding.
However, those who need more time to develop their proposals will have until 25th June 2021 to submit expressions of interest.
Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, commented: “The launch of the scheme today means we’re giving businesses and local authorities the tools to help deliver the 4,000 zero-emission buses we said we would introduce, which will dramatically improve air quality in towns and cities across the country, helping us achieve our net-zero ambitions.”
Read the full document: Multi-million pound scheme for zero-emission buses across England launched
Information on how to apply for zero-emission bus funding