West Midlands Mayor praises bid to make bus fleet all electric

The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, has marked Zero Emissions Day (21/09) by praising National Express for bringing the West Midlands a step nearer to having an all-electric bus fleet. National Express have been expanding their fleet of electric buses in the region – and recently pledged never to buy another diesel bus in the UK.

Currently the company has 19 electric buses in service in Birmingham and Solihull and ten running in Coventry to the university and the hospital.

In addition, the company is working with Transport for West Midlands and local authorities to make Coventry or West Bromwich an all-electric bus city or town respectively. By the end of the year they will find out the outcome of the bid to be chosen as Britain’s first town or city to have only electric buses as part of a Government scheme to make fleets greener.

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