24 Sep '15, 7am

A greener future is coming..... Hybrid-electric buses set to join the Lothian Buses fleet. http…

A greener future is coming..... Hybrid-electric buses set to join the Lothian Buses fleet. http…

Lothian Buses to order next-generation ‘green’ buses Hybrid-electric buses are set for Edinburgh New environmentally-friendly engine technology is set to be introduced to the Lothian Buses fleet in partnership with Volvo in 2017. The move would see the bus company provide the first fully commercial service with 25 new hybrid-electric vehicles, which are currently being trialled in various European cities by the Swedish manufacturer. It is expected that the buses will reduce carbon emissions by up to 75% and diesel consumption by 40% compared with the current fleet. The announcement comes as Volvo begins a tour with a concept vehicle, which will also be on public show at Lothian Buses’ Doors Open Day this weekend. Bill Devlin , Engineering Director said: This really is the next logical step in creating more environmentally-friendly travel options for our passengers. We’re a...

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