UK bus industry targets petrol and diesel phase-out

Organisations representing more than 95% of the UK’s bus industry have pledged to only invest in low-emission vehicles from 2025, over concerns surrounding climate change and air pollution.

The new target builds on those already set separately by individual bus firms. Image: Arriva 

The commitment was made today (10 September) by industry body the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), which represents the likes of Arriva, Go Ahead, National Express, Stagecoach and First Group.

It will see Confederation members develop plans to purchase only zero-emission vehicles for use in cities and low-emission vehicles for use in more rural UK locations over the next five years.

Such plans, the CPT claims, will help it to ensure that 5.4 billion journeys are made by bus in

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