Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy (6)

MQT on 2011-03-23
Session date: 
March 23, 2011
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your Climate Change Mitigation papers you state ' These plans include the aim to deploy up to 150 Hydrogen-powered vehicles in the capital by 2012 including a three- year demonstration of at least five hydrogen-powered busses from 2010'. Are there 5 hydrogen-powered busses currently in use in the capital?


Answer for Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy (6)

Answer for Climate Change Mitigation and Energy Strategy (6)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are currently four hydrogen-powered buses operating on London's RV1 route, with a fifth due to be introduced by the end of March 2011. We have also secured €5.67m in funding as part of the EU's Cleaner Hydrogen in Cities (CHIC) project, which will allow us to introduce three more zero-emission hydrogen hybrid fuel cell buses. A total of eight buses are expected to be in service by the end of 2011, at which point the entire RV1 route - which runs from Covent Garden to Tower Hill - will be operated by zero-emission hydrogen technology.