Cleaner Buses (1)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I understand that there are around 7,500 buses in London, but there are only 519 diesel/electric hybrid buses in the fleet. What are you doing to increase their number?


Answer for Cleaner Buses (1)

Answer for Cleaner Buses (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of my broader efforts to improve air quality London has progressively introduced diesel electric hybrid buses and now operates the largest fleet of hybrid buses in Europe. There are currently 579 Diesel/Electric buses in the fleet, inclusive of 90 NBfL with this number of hybrids set to rise as more routes are awarded on the basis of hybrid buses.  TfL has a target of 1700 hybrids by 2016 out of a fleet of 8,500 buses - approximately 20% of the fleet.