Road side testing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3439
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you outline Transport for London's plans for emission road side testing of vehicles such as buses, when the Euro 6 standards begin to apply next year?

Answer

Answer for Road side testing

Answer for Road side testing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL undertakes real-world testing of vehicles in the fleet on a simulated route cycle. This mirrors the operation of a bus on a typical service through central London and captures the vehicle's exhaust emissions.

While it does not undertake road-side emission tests TfL supports the work of academic institutions such as Kings College with relevant data.

TfL assures itself that vehicles are well maintained and operating correctly through extensive independent inspection and monitoring of vehicles.