New Bus for London (3)

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You make several claims for the green credentials of the New Bus for London based upon figures for the emissions of PM10s and NO2. What is the figure for mpg which the claims in your press releases of 3rd May are based upon? Does this differ from the figure for mpg which your previous claims are based upon, as contained in the press release from 16th December 2011?


Answer for New Bus for London (3)

Answer for New Bus for London (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

All the quoted figures in the press release are based on independent testing at Millbrook Proving Ground in February this year. The results established that the New Bus produced around four times less particulate matter and NOx than the hybrid bus fleet average, and 20 per cent less CO2. These figures supersede those released in 2011. Please see my response to MQ 1243 / 2013 regarding test data.