New Bus for London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1378
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

From the end of next year, all newly designed buses in Europe will have to meet a higher standard on polluting emissions called Euro 6. Will the New Bus for London reduce pollution as much as all these new buses produced across Europe, or will 'the greenest bus of its type' have to be specially modified to catch up with the new standard?

Answer

Answer for New Bus for London (1)

Answer for New Bus for London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

From 2014, all new buses in Europe must be fitted with engines certified to meet the Euro 6 standard. The New Bus for London has been designed to incorporate the Euro 6 engine and the exhaust after-treatment system when it is ready and the switch over takes place. The bus will remain the cleanest of its type following the roll out of Euro 6 because it will benefit from its hybrid technology as well as the advances in the latest engine and exhaust after-treatment system.