Harrogate’s electrifying leap forward

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Transdev project wins Government backing to create Britain’s first low emission bus town. John Gelson reports

Three of Harrogate’s new Volvo 7900E full electric buses on Montpellier Hill in Harrogate for a preview event. Eight of the new vehicles are expected to enter service with Transdev subsidiary The Harrogate Bus Company on town routes in mid-August


The normally sedate North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate might not seem the obvious choice to become a pace setter in public transport – but it’s here, in the place best known as the home of Yorkshire Tea, genteel gardens and café culture at the renowned Betty’s, that a new product launch is being keenly watched by many in the bus industry in this country and beyond. […]

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