TfL bus fleet - New vehicles that aren't Euro VI compliant

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4280
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide a breakdown by model of all the buses that have entered the TfL fleet since 1st January 2014 that are not Euro VI compliant?

Answer

Answer for TfL bus fleet - New vehicles that aren't Euro VI compliant

Answer for TfL bus fleet - New vehicles that aren't Euro VI compliant

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has brought in Euro VI engine vehicles at the earliest time from which they have been available from respective manufacturers. Virtually all new buses entering the fleet are now of this type to maximise the emission benefits to London. A Euro VI hybrid bus emits 95 per cent less NOx than a fleet average Euro V hybrid vehicle.

TfL has introduced 189 New Routemasters (NRM) with Euro V engines since January. This is because the manufacture of the NRM was awaiting final certification of the Euro VI engine made by Cummins.

It is worth noting that the NRM buses with Euro V engines are the cleanest diesel-electric hybrids of their generation in the bus fleet as their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions are 80 per cent lower than a fleet average Euro V hybrid.

New Routemaster bus - Euro VI compliance