Changes to bus grants to boost hybrid bus uptake

The Department for Transport has proposed amending bus subsidies to reward improved fuel efficiency.

A significant barrier to investment in low-carbon buses will be removed after the government announced it would revise the way buses are subsidised.

Changes to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) were announced in the pre-budget report and further details were published in December.

The grant is essentially a rebate on fuel duty, so the more fuel a bus operator uses, the more grant it receives from government. Bus operators hav

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