Electric buses for Wellington

New electric buses are shortly to be introduced on route 22 between Taunton and Wellington. A fleet of 25 new electric buses are being funded by a grant of £2.2m from the Department of Transport. First Bus South have also contributed to the cost. These new vehicles will operate from the Hamilton Road depot in Taunton. They will replace some of the existing diesel buses. It is expected that each of the new vehicles will save up to 60 tonnes of tailpipe emissions per year.

Electric busses between Taunton and Wellington