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Buses: Electric Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 118846, tabled on 9 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas funding that will be spent on vehicle charging infrastructure.

Answered on

12 January 2023

As part of the Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme, local authorities were able to bid for:

  • 75% of the cost difference between a diesel bus and an equivalent zero emission bus, either battery electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell buses.
  • 75% of the total costs of infrastructure, either electric vehicle charging infrastructure or hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.

As the costs of zero emission buses and supporting infrastructure will vary between projects, the proportion of grant funding spent on supporting infrastructure varies between projects.

As a proportion of the total grant funding awarded for the entire scheme, approximately 19% of the costs relate to infrastructure, including both electric vehicle charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

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