30 Jun '15, 10am

World’s first electric double-decker to drive down London bus emissions

World’s first electric double-decker to drive down London bus emissions

London will add the world's first purpose-built electric double-decker bus to its fleet this year, announced Mayor Boris Johnson yesterday, amid efforts to cut London bus carbon emissions. The purely electric bus, produced by Chinese vehicle manufacturers BYD, was unveiled at the world's first Clean Bus Summit in London and will be trialled on route 16 from October, serving bus stops between Cricklewood and Victoria Station. FURTHER READING Walking and cycling saves UK £1m a day Electric dreams of Formula E Johnson said at the event, "The iconic red double-decker bus is about to become greener than ever. I could not be more pleased that London will play host to these exciting pure electric-double decker buses, and I'm sure the lucky users of route 16 will embrace it with gusto." The city already operates more than 1,300 hybrid electric buses, and 800 new Routemasters, whic...

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