BRISTOL TRIALS A BIOGAS DOUBLEDECKER
With a body by ADL built on a Scania chassis this is the first of a fleet of 110 buses that will be put into service during the coming months. following the granting of £4.8 million for this project from the British government. The funding was apparently stimulated by the publishing of an air quality plan submitted by the UK Department for Transport, Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).
The government’s support for low emission buses is one part of a £600 million package of measures from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles by 2020, plus £270 million announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement to support the roll out of low emission cars, taxis and buses and supporting infrastructure.
This follows an initial £30 million awarded to bus companies and local councils in July 2016 under the ‘Low emission bus scheme’ to help put over 300 more low emission buses on the country’s roads.
Later this year, the government will also publish plans for a second round of the ‘Low emission bus scheme’ with a view to putting even more of the cleanest buses on Bristols streets, claims the Department for Transport.