May 20 2022

The consultation on ending the sale of new non zero emission buses sought views on a potential end of sale date no later than 2032. CPT predicts that, with sufficient government funding over two thirds of all new bus purchases would be zero emission by 2025, due to voluntary commitments made by large bus operators. Therefore, an end of sale date will have the biggest impact on smaller operators and should allow time to ensure affordable and viable solutions can be developed.

  • You can read our full response here.  

The call for evidence on ending the sale of new non zero emission coaches sought views and evidence on the challenges to transitioning to a zero emission coach fleet.

There are multiple barriers that operators must overcome before they can transition including uncertainties over vehicle technology, lack of refuelling or recharging infrastructure, operational challenges and the absence of affordable financing options.

Any end of sale date needs to allow time for solutions to be developed and the potential to accelerate the transition is greatly dependent on the level of government support provided.

CPT’s Zero Emission Coach Taskforce will continue to work with government to determine a realistic and workable roadmap which sets out how the sector can decarbonise.

  • You can read our full response here.

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