Nottingham has the biggest council-owned electric bus fleet in Europe and has introduced thirteen12m Chinese-built BYDs on to routes based on the city’s park-&-ride facilities. ALAN MILLAR reports on this development and the policy decisions that have made it possible.

London may have Europe’s largest electric bus fleet — 71 and growing — but Nottingham has its own claim to battery-powered fame: Europe’s largest municipally-owned electric fleet that has just grown from 45 to 58 with the arrival of 13 Chinese-built BYD 40-seaters for a high-profile park-&-ride service.

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