New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4568
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The TfL Finance & Policy Committee papers on 14th October 2014 say, "On average, the NRMs introduced to date have improved fuel efficiency by almost 50 per cent compared to the diesel vehicles they have replaced". Please provide the data behind this claim?

Answer

Answer for New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (2)

Answer for New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The link to the following press release provides the data from which the average percentage was calculated (see http://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2014/october/new-routemaster-buses-on-route-453). For convenience, the route data has been listed below:

Route 11 - from 4.7 MPG to 7.4 MPG (57 per cent improvement)

Routes 24 and 390 (combined1) - from 5.4 MPG to 7.4 MPG (37 per cent improvement)

Route 9 - from 3.9 MPG to 6.2 MPG (59 per cent improvement)

Route 148 - from 5 MPG to 6.9 MPG (38 per cent improvement)

Route 10 - from 4.4 MPG to 6.5 MPG (48 per cent improvement)