The Government has launched a consultation proposing ending the sales of new diesel buses in England.
Transport is currently the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions, 27% in 2019.
UK bus operators have invested over £1.3 billion in cleaner and greener buses over the last five years. However, most of these vehicles are hybrid or gas-powered and only around 2% of England’s bus fleet is fully zero-emission as of 2021.
Department for Transport and Office for Zero Emission Vehicles are interested in views on:
- The definition of what should be phased out?
- When you think the sale of diesel buses should end (the phase-out date for ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans is 2030)?
- What you believe will be the impact on ending the sale of new diesel buses?
- What you believe are the necessary conditions for a successful transition to a full green bus fleet?
- What barriers, in your view, to achieving the proposals?
- The impact, you believe, these ambitions will have on different sectors of industry and society?
- What measures are required by government and others to support this phase-out?
More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the Government website.