With a total investment of over £18.5 million into environmental improvements, Lothian Buses has introduced 60 diesel-electric hybrid buses to its fleet since 2014. These buses have removed nearly 2500 tonnes of CO2 from the company’s carbon footprint. Two-thirds of the 700-strong fleet is now at Euro 5 standard or above.
Jim McFarlane, General Manager of Lothian Buses said:
Sustainable development is one of the core values of Lothian Buses. One very clear example of this is the £18.5million we have invested in hybrid buses since 2011. In this we have had tremendous support from the Scottish Government ‘Green Bus Fund’ making our fleet the greenest of any bus operator outside London. This award also recognises our commitment to a greener Edinburgh thereby helping the city achieve its environmental goals.David Birrell, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said:
The calibre of entries was very high in all the categories this year. The sustainability award was particularly hard fought. We were impressed by the holistic approach Lothian Buses is taking to embedding sustainability principles across the organisation.