Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a new hydrogen double decker bus to be trialled in the capital.
The bus, which is manufactured by Wrightbus, will be trialled on London’s roads next year and comes as part of wider plans to reduce the emissions of the capital’s bus fleet.
Unveiling the hydrogen bus, Khan also committed to phasing out pure diesel double decker buses, saying no more would be added to the fleet from 2018. He also added that all new single decker buses for central London will be zero emission.
Khan, said: “I want London to become a world leader in hydrogen and electric bus technology. I’m implementing hard-hitting measures to clean-up London’s toxic air and it’s great that more cities are getting on board to phase out the procurement of pure diesel buses which sends a clear signal that only the cleanest technologies are wanted in our cities.”
Mike Brown, London’s transport commissioner, said: “We’re determined to make our public transport system one of the cleanest in the world and phasing out diesel buses lies at the heart of this. Zero emission buses are the future, and my staff are working hard with manufacturers and bus companies to make them a reality in the capital as quickly as possible.”