Future of London Buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1155
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you think that electric buses or hydrogen buses represent a more viable future for London's public transport?

Answer

Answer for Future of London Buses

Answer for Future of London Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My ultimate goal is to achieve a zero-tailpipe-emission fleet for London, as this would radically improve air quality for all Londoners. The emergence of pure-electric buses with greater battery storage capacity and the evolution of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles both represent excellent opportunities to achieve this at the current time. TfL will continue to trial and demonstrate new emerging technologies to ensure the best options are taken forward for emissions reduction.