Optare’s electric buses have been shortlisted for a further two awards this week. Earlier this week the UK Manufacturer announced it had been shortlisted for Transport Supplier of the Year by the National Transport Awards judging committee for making a significant contribution to improved air quality and reduced emissions in our towns and cities with Optare electric buses.
Optare has been shortlisted for LowCVP’s Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year Award and First Group in partnership with the City of York Council operating Optare Electric buses has been shortlisted for the Low Carbon Vehicle Operator of the Year Award.
88 Optare electric vehicles are currently in successful operation in the UK and Europe, making Optare the market leaders in the UK for this technology. The electric buses have zero tailpipe emissions and are proven to reduce well to wheel carbon footprint by over 50% in comparison with equivalent diesels.
Enrico Vassallo, CEO, said, “I am delighted that our electric bus technology has been recognized and shortlisted for more prestigious industry awards. This is testament to our continued development and promotion of the uptake of electric vehicles. Optare is committed to working alongside the, DfT, SMMT, TfL, LowCVP, operators and local authorities to ensure sustained successful operation of these vehicles.”