London's electric bus network is to get even larger with the addition of 68 new electric double-deckers joining the bus fleet in London in the summer 2019.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan revealed that the number of electric double-deck buses in London will increase more than tenfold, and that two routes run by Metroline from Barnet to central London will be exclusively operated by electric double-decker buses.
The announcement was made as cross-party leaders, representing around 20m people from towns and cities in England and Wales, join together at a summit in London on 22 June to urge the government to tackle the nation’s growing air quality health crisis.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: " I’m delighted to be able to announce a Europe-leading new fleet of electric double-decker buses too. We’re doing all we can to improve our air quality and we need the government to match our ambition to solve this national health crisis.”
Next year, TfL aims to have 240 electric buses running on the network and for all new double-deck buses to be zero-emissions or hybrid, with every single-deck bus in central London to be zero-emission by the following year. Ultimately, by 2037 all buses in London will be zero-emission.