Five year trial of electric bus starts

A five-year trial of an all-electric bus route has been launched in Milton Keynes. Eight electric buses are taking over a route - number 7 - and will run a 17-hour daily service, with each bus covering more than 56,000 miles a year.

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Bumpy start for electric bus trial

Whether we see electric powered transport in the future could depend on the success or failure of a pilot scheme started today in Milton Keynes.

Eight battery powered buses are taking over a bus route through the town, using wireless technology to charge up rather than plugging into the mains. But as Elodie Harper reports the groundbreaking trial got off to a bumpy start...

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