Stagecoach have forty hybrid buses in Sheffield on routes 52 and 120 in the city.
Our new hybrid buses take their power from a combination of diesel and electricity. The buses also cleverly recycle the energy created from braking and store it in batteries to power the vehicles. Our newest nineteen hybrid buses, operating on route 52, also have Stop-Start technology, saving even more energy. Tests have shown that these low carbon buses use 30% less fuel and emit a third less carbon than traditional buses.
A conventional bus uses an engine large enough to drive a shaft capable of coping with climbing a steep gradient, fully loaded with passengers.