Following a GBP 2 million (≈ EUR 2.17 million) investment, UK bus operator Arriva North East has taken delivery of nine biomethane powered buses. The new single deck buses form part of Arriva’s wider clean air strategy, which will see a total of 72 hybrid, gas and electric buses introduced to services across Merseyside during 2017.
The new 43 seater models are powered by renewable gas from waste products such as household food or animal waste and complies with the latest Euro 6 emission standards – reducing the level of harmful exhaust emissions.
The new single deck buses form part of Arriva’s wider clean air strategy, which will see a total of 72 hybrid, gas and electric buses introduced to services across Merseyside during 2017 after a wider GBP 21 million (≈ EUR 22.82 million) investment in the Liverpool City Region which includes GBP 5 million (≈ EUR 5.43 million) of the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding for new, greener buses, sourced with a joint bid as part of the Liverpool city region Bus Alliance.
We are very proud to be adding a total of 72 eco-friendly models to our fleet this year, and hope that their introduction will help to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint as part of Arriva’s wider clean air mission. Every aspect of these new buses has been designed to be more environmentally friendly, from the interior e-leather seats to the reduced carbon emissions. We are hopeful that these updates combined with the free onboard Wi-Fi and USB power points will make traveling by bus easier making them the preferred choice for everyday journeys, said Phil Stone, Regional Managing Director for Arriva North West and Wales.