ITT Hub 2022: Ian Downie, Yutong Bus UK

Transport + Energy is carrying out a series of exclusive interviews with a number of guests appearing at this year’s ITT Hub event. This week, we chat to Ian Downie – Head of Yutong Bus UK at Pelican Bus and Coach – who will be speaking in the Energy Theatre Hub.

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Bus Service Operators Grant now includes Zero Emission Bus incentive

The Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) now includes the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) incentive for the first time and operators who hold a zero-emission bus certificate for their vehicles will be subsidised at a 22p per km rate. The new grants will cover both new e-buses and repowered conversions.

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London mayor visits electric bus factory to highlight funding risks

Visiting Wrightbus’ Ballymena factory to see the production of new electric double decker buses – due to appear on London’s roads in October – the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has highlighted how thousands of jobs around the UK linked to major transport projects in London could be at risk, if TfL does not get the longer-term funding it needs.

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Zenobē strikes EV bus fleet deal with National Express

Zenobē will be providing Electric Transportation as a Service (ETaaS) to National Express in an electric vehicle (EV) bus fleet transaction, providing 130 electric double decker buses to Coventry and helping the operator lead the way in the transition to a zero-emission fleet.

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