Ultra Low Emission Zone exemptions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2328
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How does the pledge in your recent '2020 Vision' document to 'restrict central London only to those vehicles that have zero or near-zero tailpipe emissions' square with your statement at Mayor's Question Time in June that diesel buses and HGVs will be exempt from the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone?

Answer

Answer for Ultra Low Emission Zone exemptions

Answer for Ultra Low Emission Zone exemptions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to improving air quality in London and am delivering an ambitious package of measures to reduce emissions.

As part of this I have asked TfL to undertake a feasibility study into my vision for a central London Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2020, reporting to me by the end of the year. This will consider all vehicle types, including buses and HGVs.

Already as part of my efforts to reduce bus emissions I have set out my plans to have 1,700 hybrid buses - including 600 of the iconic New Bus for London - by 2016. By 2020 I expect all buses operating in central London to be hybrid or better.