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Today Boris Johnson welcomed 200th greener, cleaner hybrid bus to London's fleet making London the largest operator of hybrid buses in the UK

However that 200th bus is not operating anywhere near Putney, it was delivered to Metroline for journeys from Cricklewood bus garage to Victoria. Local assembley member Richard Tracey told PutneySW15.com:
" I welcome this and hope to see some of these buses in places like Putney High Street very soon. I shall continue with my Putney colleagues to press for this deployment as early as possible"

Hybrid technology, which combines batteries, a conventional diesel engine and an electric motor delivers fuel savings of 30 per cent. This reduces operating costs for Transport for London (TfL) and also delivers a 20 per cent reduction in NO x pollution, helping to deliver cleaner air, less noise and carbon emission savings.

The cleaner buses are one of a range of new measures announced by the Mayor in January to improve air quality during 2012, including new standards for the London Low Emission Zone, banning the oldest, most polluting taxis and a campaign to deter engine idling. 

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
“Investing in buses that pump out far less pollution is key part of my plan to deliver cleaner air for London. We now have the UK's largest fleet of smarter, hybrid engined buses, a pioneering hydrogen bus fleet and my new bus for London that has been designed to push the boundaries of green technology.”

Other examples of hybrid technology being used in London include the new bus for London, which uses the latest and greenest diesel-electric hybrid technology as well as the single deck hydrogen fuel cell buses operating on the route RV1 Covent Garden to Tower Gateway. These zero emission buses emit nothing more than water vapour .  

TfL is committed to introduce even more buses using hybrid technology to deliver cleaner air for Londoners with over 130 diesel-electric buses currently on order bringing the total to in excess of 300 cleaner, greener and better buses on London’s streets by the end of 2012.  TfL also plans to introduce a further three hydrogen buses to its fleet allowing the RV1 route to be operated entirely by zero emission buses, making it the first zero emission bus route in the UK.

January 26, 2012


January 26, 2012