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First all electric bus on trial in Manchester

Credit: Transport for Greater Manchester

The first hundred per cent electric bus of its kind in the UK is to go on trial in Manchester.

It's part of a wider plan to cut traffic in what is the second most congested city in the UK.

It's claimed the bus will have zero emissions and a much quicker charge time than any used before.

Credit: Transport for Greater Manchester

Congestion is a crippling problem facing so many roads in Greater Manchester.

It affects people’s quality of life, it costs our businesses and it creates poor air quality that contributes to illness and premature death. This can’t carry on.

“That’s why I am launching my ‘congestion conversation’ today. I want to get people’s views on tackling congestion, what impact it has, what causes it and ideas on how we can work together to make things better.

I want to find out what it would take to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead use public transport, cycle to work, or car share with others.”

– Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester