New Bus for London's - fuel economy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3601
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is the current average fuel economy, in miles-per-gallon (mpg), of the New Bus for London fleet?

Answer

Answer for New Bus for London's - fuel economy

Answer for New Bus for London's - fuel economy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL does not constantly monitor average fuel economy of each bus in the fleet, including new Routemasters, due to the costs involved in collating such extensive amounts of data.

Miles per gallon performance of a sample of routes converted to new Routemasters from conventional diesel vehicles has been published at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2014/october/new-routemaster-buses-on-route-453.

This shows average fuel consumption almost 50 per cent better than the comparable conventional vehicles.