500 new buses (3)

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What will be the make of these buses? Hybrid? New Bus for London?


Answer for 500 new buses (3)

Answer for 500 new buses (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bus operators will need to procure additional new vehicles to meet the planned rise in capacity between now and 2020/21.

There will be a combination of new Euro VI, hybrid and pure electric buses.

As part of my proposal for ULEZ, by 2020 all 3000 double-deck buses operating in central London will be hybrid and all 300 single deck buses will be zero tail pipe emission (i.e. electric). To deliver immediate improvements I will raise the current total of 1,200 hybrid diesel-electric vehicles to 1,700 by 2016.