The Liverpool City Region is set to have commercial electric bus routes later this month when 12 electric buses are introduced.
This is part of a £21 million investment from Arriva Merseyside, as part of plans to improve air quality in the area.
The buses will travel on the City Centre Circular Routes 26 and 27, known as ‘The Belt’ which run from the city centre through Everton Valley, Anfield and Kensington.
The 12 buses have been part-funded through a £5 million sum awarded through the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles, in partnership with Merseytravel.
The BYD ADL Enviro200EV single deck pure electric buses will join the 51 hybrid and 9 gas buses that came into Arriva’s fleet earlier this year.