Brighton gears up for new fleet of solar-powered buses

Brighton gears up for new fleet of solar-powered buses

A fleet of 10 electric buses operating around town will be charged overnight at a bus depot which has solar panels on its roof

The bright yellow Big Lemon buses are a familiar sight – and smell – on the roads of Brighton and Hove. For nine years the Community Interest Company has run all its vehicles on waste cooking oil from local restaurants, recycled into biodiesel, but now it wants to go one step further.

The Big Lemon wants to install solar panels on the roof of its east Brighton depot, storing the energy in batteries and charging buses overnight. It is working with the Brighton Energy Cooperative (BEC) towards a vision of zero emissions bus services in every UK community by 2030, using Brighton as a pilot.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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