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UK’s first electric bus passenger trials reviewed by Aston

Electric bus trials

Bus passengers in Stratford-upon-Avon are the first members of the UK public to ride on a newly engineered electric bus, as part of a trial scheme reviewed by Aston. 

The six-day trial carried out by Johnsons Coach Firm, was funded through a Green Bus Fund grant of £280,000 by the Department of Transport for the purchase of alternatively fuelled vehicles.

Aston, alongside Coventry University, have been looking at the trials’ practical data findings, through the analysis of emissions, fuel consumption and running costs.

The trial's findings will determine the commercial viability for the use of electric buses across the country, potentially accelerating the introduction of cleaner buses to Britain’s roads.

Words by Munira Jasat

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