Electric fleet cuts 1,300 tonnes of carbon in first year

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32 BYD ADL Enviro400EVs are operated by Stagecoach Manchester. ADL

Stagecoach’s multi-million-pound investment in electric buses has helped deliver cleaner air for communities in Greater Manchester, with the vehicles clocking up over 700,000 carbon free miles after a successful first year in service.

The fleet of 32 electric double-decker buses was introduced in March 2020 and represents one of the single biggest investments in this technology anywhere in Europe.

The buses operate on some of the busiest roads in Europe, connecting Manchester City Centre with the airport, hospitals and universities. They were introduced in partnership with the Mayor, Andy Burnham and Transport for Greater Manchester as part of plans to improve air quality in the region and reduce harmful carbon emissions. Stagecoach has recently announced it is targeting a UK-wide zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035.