Green NCT

Travelling by bus is already a really green way to travel!

Nottingham City Transport has one of the youngest and greenest bus fleets in the country following a £42m investment in recent years and every NCT bus meets the most stringent Euro VI emission standards. 

Here's what we're doing to reduce our carbon foot print and minimise our impact on the environment:

Bio-Gas Buses

Working in partnership with Nottingham City CouncilScaniaAlexander Dennis and Roadgas, with part funding from OLEV (Office of Low Emission vehicles), we’re running the largest fleet of bio-gas double deck buses in the world!

Launched in 2017, these super environmentally friendly bio-gas buses reduce CO2 emissions by up to 84%* compared to an equivalent brand new diesel double deck bus.

Learn more about our Bio-Gas buses here.

Exhaust Treatment on Existing Diesel Buses

185 Nottingham City Transport diesel buses have been retrofitted with technology that has seen the fleet’s tailpipe emissions reduce by 90%. 

Nottingham City Council secured £2.6m funding in 2018 from DEFRA’s Clean Bus Technology Fund, with a further successful bid by Nottinghamshire County Council bringing the total to over £3m.

Retrofitting diesel vehicles involves fitting a new tank and making alterations to the exhaust.

Baumot’s technology removes Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate (PM) emissions from vehicles. NOx and PM air pollutions cause a large number of premature deaths which can be prevented with Baumot’s BNOx system, where NOx emissions are reduced by 90%.

This process will reduce Nitrogen Dioxide emissions by around 73 tonnes a year, and the emission of Particulate Matter by around half a tonne over the same period.

The first bus to be fitted with this technology was launched in June 2018 and is shown below, with all buses fitted by Christmas 2019. Read more here.

Photo of green bus fitted with exhaust treatment technology