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- Works begin to convert Roundtree Way depot in Norwich into all-electric fleet depot.
- The depot will become one of three all-electric fleet depots in the UK, outside of London.
- 70 Brand New Wrightbus vehicles, 11 single deck and 59 double deck buses, to be delivered from Autumn 2023 through to March 2024.
- Over 60 tonnes of tailpipe emissions saved per bus every year.
- First Bus becomes UK’s first bus operator to offer a consumer charging hub to help local community make switch to electric vehicles.
- The new purpose-built site in Cornwall will be ready for customers later this summer.
- Site provides eight rapid charging points for public EVs that will fully charge a family car in under 30 minutes.
- New facility is ideally placed on key tourist route into Cornwall.
- First Bus have purchased the old Daily Mail processing centre in Portsmouth.
- The new site will become a purpose built all-electric site fit to host their new electric bus fleet of the future.
- The new depot will take up to 2-3 years to build and represents a significant investment and future commitment to bus services in Portsmouth.
- First Bus will be launching 62 brand-new all-electric buses from April 2024 from its existing Hoeford depot site.
‘Bus depot of the future’ launches in Leicester as one of the UK’s first fully electric depots outside of London
- First Bus’ Leicester depot will join York and Norwich to become one of the UK’s first three fully electrified bus depots outside of London
- The ‘bus depot of the future’ sets a precedent for UK-wide road transport decarbonisation
- First Bus Leicester will have 86 new electric buses expected on public roads by March 2024
- This brings the total investment across all ZEBRA projects that First Bus is delivering to £92m, alongside ZEBRA funding of £66m.
Glasgow is now home to the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging centre as First Bus completes the major transformation of its flagship Caledonia depot.
First Bus is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer, Isabel McAllister, who joins the Executive Team from Mace, in the built environment sector.