Kleanbus calls for further government support

Expert bus repower company Kleanbus is urging the UK government to take urgent action to accelerate its national bus electrification strategy.

Lucy Parkin, director of ESG at Kleanbus, said switching diesel and petrol buses to electric power would deliver significant benefits in terms of pollution, but said wider funding initiatives are necessary for this crucial transition.

Joe Tighe, CEO of Kleanbus, said: Decarbonising transport has become one of the greatest challenges of our time but it can be achieved at speed with the right solution, and more importantly the support and funding to do so. Fleet operators and the planet don’t have time to waste, there is a need for UK to have a bus strategy that includes repowering of buses with electric powertrains. The UK is waiting when it needs to be acting. We at Kleanbus call for a greater level of support for operators to make the change to electric quicker to help us all breathe easier.”

Poor air quality in cities is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK and air pollution is responsible for approximately 4.2 million deaths worldwide each year.