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Develop the UK’s first all-electric-bus town

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We will invest in electric buses, developing the UK’s first all-electric-bus town.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.28

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to change the entire bus fleet of a town to vehicles powered by electricity.
  • From 30 April to 4 June 2020, the government invited towns and cities to express initial interest in bidding for up to £50 million to pay for the conversion of buses and for electric charging points.
  • Funding has been announced and the bidding process is under way, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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