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The imaginatively-named New Bus for #London hit the streets today via @GreenCarReports #cars

"New Bus for London" doesn't have quite the same ring to it as "Routemaster", but the mission is the same - to improve London's busy public transport system, just like the original Routemaster did from its introduction in 1956. But while the original was revolutionary for its lightweight aluminum construction and quick boarding and alighting through the open rear section, the New Bus for London (NBfL) is significant for its low fuel consumption, thanks to a hybrid drivetrain. Tens of thousands of people use London's bus services every day, and while more efficient than those commuters doing so in their own transport, the diesel engines on London's fleet contribute significantly to air pollution. Volvo has already explored the hybrid route , claiming fuel savings of 34 percent over the older buses, and 50 percent reduced emissions. The NBfL takes things further - Transport ...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1073428_new-old-style...

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