We've gone electric with 100% electric, zero-emission buses!

Your new buses in Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport mean cleaner air and quieter streets, helping to create healthier and happier local communities. 

The state-of-the-art, British made zero-emission buses from manufacturer Wrightbus, mean cleaner air and quieter streets for local people. Offering a smoother, more comfortable ride, they are fitted with features including USB charging points, on screen and audio announcements, and the latest in accessibility design. 

The £28.6m project to bring electric buses to the Solent region is due to a partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council which secured £12.7m from government ZEBRA funding* along with a £15.9m investment from First Bus South, the operator of bus services in the Solent region. 

Solent is so green! 

Our new fully electric buses are cutting carbon emissions to enhance air quality across the region. 

Solent is so quiet!

Experience the electrifying silence of your zero-emission bus as you glide smoothly around Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport. 

Solent is so stylish!

Enjoy plush seats and convenient charging points. Travel around the region in comfort and effortless style. 

Solent is so accessible! 

  • Introducing next-stop audio and visual announcements, with an induction loop at every wheelchair space and priority seat. 
  • Easy access and easier-to-read floor markings. 

Our Solent Electric buses are in service on the following routes across Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport

1 Gunwharf - Southsea

3 Fareham - Southsea

9/9A Fareham - Gosport

X4 The Hard - Fareham - Southampton

X5 The Hard - Fareham - Southampton

E1/E2 Fareham - Gosport for the ferry connection to Portsmouth

Download the First Bus App to plan your electric journey to discover your new buses!

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