01 Dec '16, 6pm

London commits: All new city center single-decker buses will be zero emission

London commits: All new city center single-decker buses will be zero emission

By the end of the year, London should already have the largest fleet of zero emissions buses in Europe . But the UK capital is just getting started. Cleantechnica reports that Mayor Sadiq Khan, speaking at an unveiling of a new "world first" hydrogen fuel cell double decker bus, that all new single decker buses being purchased for city center use will be zero emission. Starting immediately. This feels to me like a very big deal. London, which has long suffered under horrible air pollution, is sending a clear signal to the world that there's only one way for world class cities to be headed—and that's toward zero emission, fossil fuel free models of transportation. The bus announcement should by no means be viewed in isolation. From massive investments in bicycle infrastructure to plug-in hybrid black cabs , London is on a multi-pronged push toward cleaning up its act. And t...

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