New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (3)

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The TfL Finance & Policy Committee papers on 14th October 2014 say, "given the advancement of Euro VI emission standards, which have ultra-low PM and NOx emissions across all vehicle types (80 per cent and 95 per cent reduction respectively), the PM and NOx benefits of NRM at Euro VI are marginal compared to standard Euro VI hybrids". Please explain why you are buying the more expensive new bus for London, when a normal hybrid bus has similar pollution levels?


Answer for New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (3)

Answer for New Routemaster Fuel Efficiency (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The new bus has been built specifically for the needs of London in the 21st century with three doors, two staircases and features modelled on the iconic Routemaster. On top of this, when the longer working life of the New Routemaster, fuel savings and the method of finance is taken into account, TfL does not expect the full-life costs to be more expensive than a standard hybrid bus.