Cleaner Buses (2)

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


In MQT 1242 / 2012 you said 900 buses would not meet the Euro IV emission standard (NOx) by 2015. Can we have an update on this figure and details of what you have been doing to reduce it?


Answer for Cleaner Buses (2)

Answer for Cleaner Buses (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of my broader efforts to improve air quality in London TfL has allocated a further £18 million of funding to provide for the early introduction of Euro VI vehicles to address the 900 vehicles which would not meet the Euro IV standard by 2015. Where Euro III buses are retired early, they will be replaced with new ultra-low emission Euro VI buses available from 2014. The ultra-low emission Euro VI engine cuts NOx by up to 95% compared to an older Euro III buses and is a step-change in exhaust-system technology.