Electric minibus comes to Kent

Kent County Council has teamed up with Renault Trucks to introduce its first electric minibus to help disabled and vulnerable people. The nine-seater vehicle, a Master Z.E exclusively being used in Kent, has been adapted for up to two wheelchair users and will be run by Kent-based charity Compaid. The minibus is the first pilot…

Transport consultations launched into bus services in Maidstone and West Malling

Two consultations have been launched proposing bus pilots in Maidstone and West Malling. It comes following last year’s Big Conversation, which gauged opinion on how Kent County Council could best help provide sustainable rural transport. KCC currently supports services 13 and 59 in Maidstone. The proposal revises these services to become feeder buses, which provide…

Dartford’s electric bus trial under review

The future of electric buses in Kent is being considered after a trial in Dartford came to an end. Back in March, Kent County Council launched a seven-week trial on the Fastrack route. Working with Volvo and ABB, a Swedish-Swiss engineering group, the electric bus produced no emissions and is driven by electric motors. The…