Cost of Euro VI buses

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the current additional cost to TfL of specifying Euro VI buses in contracts, per bus?


Answer for Cost of Euro VI buses

Answer for Cost of Euro VI buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

All new buses must now be fitted with the ultra-low emission Euro VI engine to comply with European Union legislative requirements. TfL introduced these to London as soon as they became available from manufacturers and ahead of the deadline for introduction.

TfL has not asked for or received route tenders showing what the cost difference would be between Euro V and VI vehicles as it had no intention of awarding contracts with new buses based on Euro V.

TfL estimates that since Euro VI buses superseded Euro V double-deck buses, the average vehicle capital cost rose by around £15,000. However, this would include other price rises such as inflation.