Areas of Operation

Here you can see the locations of currently active Low Emission Buses and the numbers of each technology type in operation around the UK.


Fuel Type Number of Buses
Hybrid 4,364
Battery Electric 309
Biomethane 210
Micro-Hybrid 1,823
Hydrogen 20

Flywheel Hybrid

20
Plug-in Hybrid 6
Total Number of LCEBs (as of Feb 2019) 6,752
By Region Number of Buses
England 6,136
Percentage of Public Service Buses (34.9k buses)* 17.6%
Scotland 478
Percentage of Public Service Buses (4.2k buses)* 12.1%
Wales 37
Percentage of Public Service Buses (1.4k buses) * 2.6%
Northern Ireland 72

Percentage of Public Service Buses (1,383 buses) **

5.2%
England, Scotland and Wales 5,183
Total Percentage of Public Service Buses (40.7k buses)* 16.8%

Please note that Northern Ireland has yet to register any LCEBs.

*A Public Service Bus is operated by the holder of a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operator's licence with a route registered with the Traffic Commissioner available for public use. There are currently 40,700 buses registered as PSVs in operation in the UK in 2017/18. Only these vehicles are eligible for the Bus Service Operators Grant and LCEB BSOG grant. This does not include express journeys, private hire, tours etc. For more information please see the DfT's Notes and Definitions document.

** Northern Ireland Transport Statistics 2017-2018 tables.

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