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In June 2021, City of York Council submitted an expression of interest to the Department for Transport's "Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas" (ZEBRA) scheme. This was followed by a full business case in January 2022.

We are pleased to announce that the bid was successful and CYC have received £8.4m of funding from the DfT, plus £10.2m from First York, which will be used to deliver 44 new electric buses and associated charging equipment. This will more than double the number of electric buses in use in the York area, helping to improve air quality by reducing diesel exhaust emissions.

City of York Council ZEBRA application form (PDF, 20 pages)

ZEBRA Business Case for York (PDF, 97 pages)