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Zenobē partners with Cardiff Bus to grow sustainable transport in Wales

Cardiff Bus. Photo credit: Matthew Horwood

Zenobē, the UK’s leading EV fleet and battery storage specialist, has partnered with Cardiff Bus to charge and facilitate the launch of a new fleet of electric buses in the capital city.

The newly electrified depot will service routes to the North of the city (Llanishen and Thornhill), as well as the East (Llanrumney and St. Mellons), supporting the wider Cardiff community.

Zenobē is project managing the infrastructure and end-to-end software solution implementation to manage the fleet charging, as well as the resulting power requirements. Zenobē’s dynamic charging system actively monitors the capacity and charge of the fleet’s batteries, prioritising vehicles that need charging more rapidly due to their position in the depot.

The system also ensures the depot doesn’t exceed its grid connection power allowance, removing the need for manual charging management, making the depot more efficient.

The investment in electric charging infrastructure marks a significant step towards Wales’ commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, ensuring a swift and equitable transition to a low carbon future.

The partnership forms part of Cardiff Bus’s recent £14m electric fleet investment, partially funded by the UK Government’s Ultra-Low Emissions Scheme, which was set up to help drive the adoption of sustainable transport.

Steven Meersman, a Co-Founder of Zenobē Energy, said: 

“We are thrilled to be expanding our work in Wales, following on from a successful project in Newport, and partnering with Cardiff Bus as they look to transition to electric travel. We are committed to working with local councils across the region to help boost accessibility to sustainable travel and support the UK’s drive towards net zero.

“This project is a great example of Zenobē’s holistic offering, empowering operators around the UK to begin their transition to net-zero.”

Paul Dyer, Managing Director of Cardiff Bus said:

“Our partnership with Zenobē is a key step in our journey to net-zero. We are excited to be utilising their sector expertise, to facilitate our electric offering and bring sustainable transport to our customers across the city.”