Coventry and Oxford are vying for up to £50m of funding to help switch their entire bus fleets to run on electricity, as part of a government competition aimed at creating the UK’s first all-electric bus city, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced yesterday. The two cities are now developing business cases as part of the competition, and if successful each could be awarded funding to replace their entire fleet of buses with all-electric versions and install new infrastructure such as charging stations and power grid upgrades, according to the Department for Transport (DfT).
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A county councillor hopes wind turbines could power a new electric ferry over Windermere. Councillor Bill Wearing, who represents Grange, made the suggestion as Cumbria County Council’s carbon management strategy was scrutinised at the end-of-year cabinet meeting. Cllr Wearing said: “It’s about time that the county council gets into the wind turbine and electrical generation business. “We must have wind turbines placed on all county council estates.” “It should be possible for a future electric-powered ferry on Windermere to be fully powered by a council-owned wind generator.” Stewart Young, the leader of the council and chair of the cabinet meeting, was in agreement.
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