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London will buy only zero emissions transport by 2025

This goal will have enormous impact on fuel consumption

  • April 27, 2018 21:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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London is slowly transforming its fleet. Currently 4 routes in the city center serviced by single-decker units are being shifted to electricity. There are plans to make significant investments to the clean its public transport networks, including retrofitting 5,000 old diesel buses in a program to ensure all buses are emission-free by 2037.

Those goals will have an impact on fuel consumption. London’s network draws about 1.5 million barrels a year of fuel. If the entire fleet goes electric, that may displace 430 barrels a day of diesel for each 1,000 buses going electric, reducing diesel consumption by about 0.7%. Across the UK there were 344 electric and plug-in hybrid buses in 2017. From March  there are 11 new electric buses that hit London.

Source: Bloomberg


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