ULEZ (1)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Your response to MQ 2015/0667 states that "As part of my Ultra Low Emission Zone proposals all single deck buses in central London will have to be zero emission at tailpipe by 2020". How many double-decker buses operating in central London will be zero emission tailpipe by 2020?


Answer for ULEZ (1)

Answer for ULEZ (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current ULEZ requirement for double-deck buses is for them to be ultra-low emission hybrid diesel-electric as there are currently no zero-emission double-deck buses available on the market. It should be noted, however, that most of TfL's hybrid diesel-electric buses, including my iconic New Routemaster bus, have the capability to run in electric-only mode for considerable periods of time.

TfL is talking to potential manufacturers about developing full-electric double-deck buses in the near future. TfL will then be in a position to forecast potential numbers and assess the contribution they might make to wider emissions reduction.