UK: First Bus Announces Partnership with Openreach

First Bus has announced a collaboration with UK broadband provider, Openreach, allowing the company access to its rapid Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across bus depots nationwide.

Initially, the partnership will see up to 30 Openreach vehicles utilise fast charging points at First Bus depots in Glasgow, Leicester and Aberdeen whilst buses are in service.

The partnership will enable Openreach engineers to cover more ground

Openreach, a founding member of EV100, currently operates a fleet of roughly 3000 electric vehicles, with the long-term goal of converting its remaining diesel units to electric vehicles by 2031.

Faizan Ahmad, Decarbonisation Programme Director at First Bus, said:

“We're excited about this collaboration, showcasing the power of teamwork to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in the communities we serve.

“The shift to electric is a journey for businesses nationwide, and we are offering a smart, community-friendly solution that's simple, effective, and benefits everyone.”

First recently partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) technology company,, to improve services for customers across the UK.

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