Global Clean Bus Summit (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2952
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please outline more detail on the contents of the International Clean Bus Declaration and what it means for London and other signatories?

Answer

Answer for Global Clean Bus Summit (1)

Answer for Global Clean Bus Summit (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Global Clean Bus Declaration was developed by me in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The clear commitment by more than 24 cities and 10 non-C40 supporting cities to introducing 40,000 low emission buses into their fleets will help demonstrate the demand needed to boost supply and affordability of these vehicles. Already since the Summit, we have seen costs coming down for some of these buses by 10 per cent.

In London the declaration is essential to delivering my Ultra Low Emission Zone to deliver 3,000 double deck hybrid buses and 300 zero emission single deck buses in central London by 2020.