Fleet electrification specialist Zenobe has started work to install charging infrastructure at the hub, which will provide enough electricity for 104 buses to drive more than 170 miles a day.

The project has been funded by Go-Ahead Group, Oxfordshire County Council and the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme.

The combined investment of more than £82m will result in 159 new battery electric buses, the first of which will arrive later this year.

Luke Marion, Oxford Bus Company managing director, said: ‘We’re looking forward to introducing the first tranche of electric buses later in the year, which will help improve air quality and make bus travel an even more attractive option for people to travel around Oxford.’

Christian Schreyer, Go-Ahead Group chief executive, added: ‘Customers in Oxford can look forward to clean, green, comfortable buses when this work is complete.

‘This is a great example of bus operators working in partnership with local and national government to deliver zero-emission transport.’

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