New Electric Buses for Staffordshire

New Electric Buses confirmed for Staffordshire

22 March 2024

Derbyshire Leicestershire Staffordshire

Diamond Bus are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded Government funding to bring new Electric Buses to services in Burton.

Staffordshire County Council worked with Diamond Bus and other operators to prepare the county’s Zebra2 bid (Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas fund). Today the confirmation of a £3.1million award for the region has been confirmed.

The funding will be used to support Zero Emission buses in the county, which will include 6 brand new Diamond Electric Vehicles on routes 8 and 9 in Burton.

Rotala Limited, the parent company of Diamond Bus East Midlands, will also be directly investing to support the introduction of EV vehicles into its Staffordshire fleet. The Diamond depot based at Burton on Trent will benefit from infrastructure upgrades including Solar panel technology and Electrical Vehicle charging points.

Simon Dunn, CEO of Rotala Ltd, the parent company of Diamond Bus, said: “Diamond Bus are very proud and excited to be working with Staffordshire County Council to deliver some great benefits to Burton bus passengers. The award of this funding will enable us to invest in brand new electric buses for the region, along with the necessary infrastructure to support these vehicles. This means we can forge ahead with our key goals of bringing cleaner and greener bus services to the Staffordshire community.”

Dave Atkinson, Staffordshire County Council’s assistant director for connectivity and sustainability said: “The provision of new electric buses across the county will provide sustainable transport options in our main towns with backing from government funds. We have put together strong bids with bus companies to secure this funding."

 

Pictured above, A Custom Denning Element Electric Bus, which will operate on services 8 & 9 in Burton.

 

 

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