Buses & Air Quality

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When do you expect all of London's buses to be Euro VI compliant?


Answer for Buses & Air Quality

Answer for Buses & Air Quality

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of my proposals for an Ultra Low Emission Zone all buses operating in central London will have to be either Euro VI hybrid (for double-decks) or zero emission at tail-pipe (for single-decks) by 2020, with the exception of approximately 300 Euro V New Routemasters, which have very similar emissions to Euro VI. This will mean that the vast majority of buses operating in inner London, and many in outer London, will also meet this standard.

As I develop my proposals for the rest of London's bus fleet, Euro VI will be just one of the options I will consider and I remain open to the early introduction of other technologies, such as all-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell buses, which offer the benefit of zero emission operation. Further announcements will be made in due course.