Newport Transport is an innovative bus operator in South Wales who have looked to reduce the company carbon footprint over the past six years, but also looking to generate an environmental strategy for the company to aid achievement of the Board aspiration to be fully zero emission by 2030.
Current bus fleet size 100, mixture of diesel and electric power modes. 214 Solar Panels fitted on depot roof in 2014 which now feeds the onsite battery infrastructure. Operating 16 fully zero emission bus fleet in/around Newport, South Wales. Equating to 16% of total fleet. Company aspiration to be fully electric by 2030, dependant on mileage capacity current availability.
Reseach & Development
Currently operating 16 electric zero emission at the tail pipe buses, 15 Yutong E12, 1 Yutong E10. 214 Solar panels on depot building roof, these feed directly into the onsite power infrastructure for the electric fleet. Aspiration is to increase this to 500 solar panels within 18 months.
Onsite we currently have 6 double and 2 single fleet charging points supported by an onsite switch gear portacabin and three large Tesla batteries. This equates to 16% of our bus fleet within Phase One of our zero emission bus project. Phase two TBA.