Optare wins Green Bus Fund orders from Nottingham and Manchester

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Optare has won two orders, placed as a direct result as funding from round four of the Government’s Green Bus Fund..

A 3.6m order from Nottingham City Council is for 17 Solo electric buses. Delivery of the vehicles will start in July.

Transport for Greater Manchester has placed a 3.5m order for 13 Versa hybrids and three Versa full-electric buses.

To be delivered in July, the Versas will be the first full-electric low-floor buses to operate in Manchester.