Tom Druitt, the managing director of 'The Big Lemon' said "Electric bus technology has progressed quite far. We wanted to try that and embrace it." Bio-diesel (in this case waste cooking oil) has a low carbon footprint over petrol or diesel but there are still emissions involved.
Now, they want to take it one step further and introduce a fleet of solar powered buses which would eradicate the need of the waste cooking oil and would save the company around £20,000 a year in fuel costs. Switching over to solar power would mean a virtually zero carbon approach to transporting thousands of people everyday around a growing city.
This is the first UK initiative of its kind, but there are examples of electric buses in other parts of the UK, including Harrogate and London.
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