To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on meeting the target of 4,000 new zero emission buses during the current Parliament; and when the first order for those buses will be placed.
4 March 2021
As set out in the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and the Spending Review 2020 the Government will invest £120m in 2021-22 to start the delivery of the 4,000 zero emission buses announced by the Prime Minister last year.
Together with existing funding for the All-Electric Bus Town or City, Government funding in the first year of the programme could support the purchase of 800 zero emission buses and the infrastructure needed to support them.
Further details will be announced in the spring on how the £120m funding will be distributed.