UK releases zero emission bus funding round

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The UK government has launched applications for the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2 scheme.

The £129m funding will go to non-London local authorities to accelerate projects. The first iteration of the scheme saw around 1,300 zero-emission buses funded.

This latest round will “help decarbonise public transport and develop innovative ideas to ensure future infrastructure is low-carbon and resilient”.

Meanwhile, the government has also announced the launch of a new research hub to help drive Net Zero projects, armed with £10m of funding, to develop innovative decarbonisation ideas.

“Todays’ funding for more zero emission buses will help decarbonise public transport and grow the economy by keeping our communities connected,” said Transport Secretary Mark Harper.

To read more about the ways in which public and private investment are being used to decarbonise the UK’s bus market, read our in-depth interview with Rock Rail here.