Electric double decker buses

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2019-02-07
Session date: 
February 7, 2019
Reference: 
2019/2089
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) & Mike Brown MVO (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

On the 20 June 2018 a Mayoral press release stated that the start of 68 double decker electric buses from this Summer would lead to the creation of the largest double-decker electric bus fleet in Europe.  Please list any European city which has a total fleet of double decker buses which exceeds the size of London?

Answer

Electric double decker buses

Electric double decker buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Currently, London has the largest fleet of both conventional and electric double-deck vehicles in Europe. I understand that Dublin has the second highest number of conventional double-deck buses in Europe, around 1000 in total. The 68 electric double-deck buses coming into service in London this summer will be the biggest electric double-deck fleet in Europe.