Electric Buses (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3898
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What studies have been undertaken of any additional charging infrastructure that will need to be installed as a result of operating more electric buses in London? What studies have been undertaken of this addition infrastructure need - including costs requirements?

Answer

Answer for Electric Buses (2)

Answer for Electric Buses (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL continues to work with European Union transport partners and global manufacturers to understand how their strategies, product development and support needs can be integrated into large-scale electric vehicle deployment.

TfL is also liaising with UK Power Networks to understand the suitability of existing infrastructure where charging is likely to be needed the most and investigate if upgrades are required. The outcomes of this dialogue have been factored into forecasts for the Ultra Low Emission Zone as well as TfL's recent bid to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to support the introduction of further single-deck electric buses.

An aim of the current range-extended hybrid bus trial on route 69 is to assess the operational performance and associated cost of wireless-recharging infrastructure at Canning Town and Walthamstow bus stations to support more conventional depot-based charging.

Monitoring of current all-electric vehicles on routes 507 and 521 additionally assists with appraising the charging infrastructure required at Waterloo Garage before a further 51 battery-powered join those services next autumn.