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17 February 2022 marks two years since the introduction of the city’s first electric buses!
The zero-emission vehicles, introduced as part of a joint initiative between Stagecoach East and the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership, aim to improve air quality in the city and reduce harmful carbon emissions. The 2 vehicles began service on the popular Citi 6 route, between Cambridge, Girton and Oakington and have since welcomed passengers on various routes within the Cambridgeshire area.
Using state-of-the-art batteries that use regenerative braking to re-charge every time the bus slows down, the fully-electric vehicles have released a total of zero tailpipe emissions during the 106,321 collective miles they have traveled in the last two years and have saved 74 tonnes of C02 since they rolled into service. They use approximately 2kWhr of electricity per mile, which is the same amount of electricity as running a conventional oven for an hour!
Our electric buses are 100% Electric, 0% Emissions.
One electric bus emits 81 tonnes less of C02 a year.
It takes eight hours to fully charge an electric bus which will last 160 miles.
We have joined forces with the Greater Cambridge Partnership to provide Cambridge with its first ever electric buses. Two electric buses were introduced to the roads of Cambridge on 17 February 2020 on the 6 service.
Yes! It takes eight hours to fully charge a bus which will last 160 miles.
32% of our fleet across East have Euro 6 engines; Euro 6 diesel cars produce on average 0.8g of NOx per Kilometre compared to Euro 6 diesel buses that produce just 0.1g of NOx per Kilometre. We constantly investing in our fleet and new technologies.
Why don’t you make all your new buses electric?