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Electric buses set to hit Guildford’s roads

Nine new fully electric, zero emission buses are set to be introduced on the Guildford park and ride service next month.

Surrey County Council and Stagecoach have worked in partnership to bring the single-decker buses, built by Guildford based manufacturer Alexander Dennis, to the town.

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Environment Mike Goodman said: “This is fantastic news for Guildford. Not only will the new park and ride fleet of buses be smoother and quieter, they will be much better for the environment while also bringing an economic boost to the county because local company Alexander Dennis is building them and using them will help to reduce congestion.

“Improving air quality by reducing vehicle emissions is a key priority for us and introducing Surrey’s first electric buses through securing £1.5 million in funding and Stagecoach’s generous contribution is just one piece of the jigsaw – we’ve also just outlined plans to help establish a comprehensive network of electric charging points and launched a drive to reduce pollution around schools.”

Further information can be found on the Stagecoach website.

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