First Bus and Norfolk County Council are set to transform Norwich Roundtree Way depot into the UK's largest electric fleet outside London, with 70 new electric buses, reducing emissions and revolutionising public transport.
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With one million journeys completed, Beryl's bike, e-bike and e-scooter scheme in Norwich has replaced nearly a quarter of road transport journeys, resulting in a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
Having generated over one million journeys in Bournemouth and Poole, Norwich and the Isle of Wight since first launching in 2020, Beryl's e-scooter schemes have been found to be amongst the most utilised in England.
Once the new zero-emission buses are deployed, First Bus will have over 500 electric vehicle buses in operation, driving forward its journey to net zero and supporting hundreds of green jobs across the UK.
With over a quarter of the overall journeys made in Norwich having replaced road transport journeys, Beryl's micro-mobility vehicles have helped save nearly 76 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere.
For Intelligent Transport, Philip Ellis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the UK micro-mobility company Beryl, explains how integrated micro-mobility has the potential to help solve many of the transport related problems that cities worldwide are facing at the moment and can potentially encourage significant modal shifts away from private…
Having been approved by the DfT and Norfolk County Council to operate an e-scooter trial in Norwich, Beryl is to launch a fleet of e-bikes, pedal bikes and e-scooters.
The funding is part of the £1.7 billion Transforming Cities Fund and could be used for a number of purposes, not limited to the improvement of bus, cycle and tram routes.