The London electric bus fleet is the largest in Europe

Sep 11, 2019 · intelligenttransport.com

Bus fleet

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that two of London’s bus routes are becoming exclusively electric, as the capital’s electric bus fleet becomes the largest in Europe.

In the latest measure by the Mayor to tackle the climate emergency and the air quality health crisis, two bus routes will become the UK’s first bus routes to use only electric double-deck buses by autumn 2019.

London currently has more than 200 electric buses making it Europe’s largest electric bus fleet. This will continue to grow next year as Transport for London (TfL) has awarded contracts to operators for a further 78 electric double-deck buses, which will carry around 18.5 million passengers across the capital each year.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: "London’s toxic air is a shameful health crisis which is causing premature deaths and stunting the growth of children’s lungs. Today, as part of our work to tackle the harmful emissions we breathe and to help tackle the climate emergency, I am proud to announce the first two routes which will exclusively use electric double deck buses."

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