Eight new ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ hugely successful Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride sites.
Reducing air pollution in the city is key and the introduction of these ultra-low emission vehicles will deliver significant fuel and C02 improvements along the Elland Road and Temple Green Park & Ride routes. The new vehicles form part of First Leeds’ commitment to invest £71m in 284 new ultra-low emission buses for Leeds by the end of 2020 as part of Connecting Leeds.
The HEV is the latest development from bus manufacturer, WrightBus, which uses a parallel hybrid system that captures braking energy that is then used to help both accelerate the vehicle and to help power its electrical and air systems. Recent trials showed that the overall system achieves a 34 per cent reduction in Carbon Dioxide emissions compared to an average Euro V engine bus of a similar size.
Buses run into Leeds city centre every 10-15 minutes, with a journey only taking 10 minutes. For more information visit;