Day 52 on #AYearOfBuses takes us back to Brighton, but this time it’s not for the route as such – today, we’re looking at the operator.
The Big Lemon is a community interest company bus and coach operator in Brighton, which runs a small network in and around the city. They use a small, well-presented fleet, notably featuring the UK’s first solar-powered electric Optare Solos, and one electric minibus.
The Big Lemon is on a mission to bring zero-emission electric buses to communities across the UK by 2030, all run by the local community and powered by renewable energy. In February 2019, the company won government Ultra Low Emission bus funding for five more electric buses, taking the electric fleet size to a grand total of 12 this year. They’ll be powered by solar energy generated from panels installed on the roof of the Big Lemon’s depot.
Thanks to Mark Lyons for today’s photo.