Two new electric buses set to serve the market town of Mansfield have been unveiled by the leader of Nottinghamshire County Council.
Councillor Ben Bradley announced the new ECOnnect buses, which will travel the Berry Hill Flyer route, as a step toward the council’s commitment to climate change alongside providing cleaner, greener travel for Nottinghamshire’s residents.
Bradley said: “I am delighted that we have been able to add more ultra-low emission buses to serve the people of Mansfield and to help reduce our carbon footprint.
“Zero emission buses will help drive forward the county’s progress on its net zero ambitions, I want to make greener travel the convenient choice so people can leave their cars at home.
“I’m ambitious to transform bus services across the county and by working in partnership we can access our share of the government’s £3bn funding.
“So far we have invested £2.4m in six electric buses and charging infrastructure, all of which produce zero exhaust emissions meaning that residents and passengers benefit from cleaner air along the routes.”
The ECOnnect Berry Hill Flyer will connect local residents to work, leisure, learning and health with key locations in Mansfield such as the bus station and Vision West Nottinghamshire College and Sainsbury’s.
The Berry Hill Flyer is funded by the Lindhurst Group and the buses will follow the route that serves the new Berry Hill development in Mansfield, helping to keep the new community sustainably connected to the town centre.