London will buy only zero emissions transport by 2025
This goal will have enormous impact on fuel consumption
- April 27, 2018 21:00
- Monika Dimitrova
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.
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