We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Cllr Andrew Waller welcomes trial of UK’s newest electric double decker bus

August 14, 2017 12:28 PM

Cllr Andrew Waller with electric bus

A landmark moment has been celebrated in York today as it has become the first UK city outside London to trial a new fully electric double decker bus.

Cllr Andrew Waller, Executive Member for Environment at City of York Council, welcomed the arrival of the first "Metrodecker EV" in York today, which will be trialled on the York Park & Ride network and selected city routes over the next month.

The zero-emission and fully electric bus has the capacity to carry 99 passengers and has a range of nearly 150 miles from one overnight charge. The new vehicle is being trialled in York following the recent announcement that improvements will be made to the city's already successful Park & Ride scheme.

It was promised that new 'greener' buses would be introduced to improve fuel emissions citywide, placing York's Park & Ride as one of the most sustainable and efficient in the country.

Liberal Democrats in York are pressing for more government support to enable full electrification of the city's park and ride fleet.