27 February 2020
Reacting to National Express Group's pledge to not buy another diesel bus for its UK operations, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:
"This is a significant and welcome step from a major bus operator. With the pressing need to tackle air pollution and carbon emissions from transport, we cannot afford for this pledge to be a one-off.
"The Government's upcoming National Bus Strategy should include a clear path to zero emissions with deadlines - and support - for all new buses to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2025, and all buses on the road to be zero-emission by 2035."
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Notes to Editors
The National Express Group's pledge can be read on its website.
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