National Express celebrates clean air fleet

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One of National Express West Midlands’ electric buses in service Coventry. SHINE PIX/NATIONAL EXPRESS

National Express West Midlands marked Clean Air Day by celebrating its growing fleet of zero-emission buses and the part they play in improvements to local air quality and pollution. The operator expects to have nearly 180 zero-emission buses in service by the end of summer.

Managing Director of National Express West Midlands David Bradford said: “Buses are the most used form of transport here in the West Midlands. Not only do our bus services play a key role in keeping people connected, they are also critical to keeping our air clean by driving down harmful emissions. It’s worth remembering that one double decker bus can take up to 75 cars off the road. Clean Air Day is the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of the simple choices we can make to protect our health and that of the planet.

“Getting more people to ditch their cars and switch to the bus is vital to tackling climate change and we’re proud to be leading the way with more and more sustainable transport choices for our new and existing customers.”