Electric buses are to start serving passengers on two Gedling borough routes later this year.
Nottingham City Transport’s said their first new electric buses are nearing completion and will be hitting selected routes by the end of the year.
24 electric single decks have been ordered in this first batch, split into two deliveries – 12 before Christmas 2023 and 12 by the end of March 2024.
Bus 39, which serves Carlton Valley, and Red 50, which calls at Colwick Industrial Estate and Victoria Retail Park in Netherfield, will be served by the new greener buses before Christmas.
The Pink 30 route servicing Ilkeston Road, Wollaton and Bramcote in the city will gain the other electric buses.
The new buses boast extra leg room for customers, bigger buggy bays, full-colour destination screens that can be seen from a distance and in the dark and air condition as standard.
The new buses can cover 250-275 miles following one charge, which is enough to cover a full day in service and are charged overnight, using electric charging infrastructure installed at Nottingham City Transport’s Trent Bridge Garage.