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Stagecoach invests £13.5m in green buses

Stagecoach 12014 (OU10 GHD), one of the company's first hybrid electrics placed in service in Oxford. Image credit: Stagecoach Group.

Stagecoach has announced today a £13.5m investment in green vehicles for it’s fleets in Manchester and London.

In a press release, the group announced the order of 38 further ADL Enviro 400 hybrid electric double deckers for Manchester, and 17 biomethane gas buses for Sunderland.

The order takes the total number of hybrid electrics in Manchester to 128 – the largest fleet of hybrid electric vehicles outside of London.

Sunderland will also take delivery of  seventeen Scania/ADL Enviro 300 vehicles worth £3million.

Robert Montgomery, Managing Director of Stagecoach UK Bus, said; “Sustainability is at the heart of our business and buses play a vital role in supporting the economy, keeping communities connected and meeting the country’s environmental challenges. We are committed to investing in cleaner, greener vehicles for our passengers and reducing our own carbon footprint as a business.”

Stagecoach has met it’s environment targets a year earlier than planned, and has already placed more than 230 hybrid electric vehicles into service in the UK to date.

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