London buses scoop green transport award

Transport for London has won a green transport award for its hybrid buses. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion Awards recognise best practice among companies that reduce greenhouse […]

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By Monika Stulpinaite

Transport for London has won a green transport award for its hybrid buses.

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion Awards recognise best practice among companies that reduce greenhouse gases from the road. London Buses won the Buses Award for the positive influence it has had on the industry for low carbon buses.

There are currently 56 hybrid buses operating in London, with the first introduced in February 2006. A further 56 will enter service by the end of this year and TfL hopes to have 300 by 2012.

London mayor Boris Johnson’s transport advisor Kulveer Ranger said: “The mayor is committed to giving Londoners cleaner, greener transport and that is why he has continued to champion hybrid technology being introduced to London bus fleet. As the number of hybrid buses in London increases, capital will be more efficient and environmentally friendly”.

London buses operations director Mike Weston said: “It is great to be recognised for the work we have already done in greening London’s bus fleet and we remain committed to progressing this further. We will shortly be adding to the hybrid diesel buses fleet and look forward to introducing five hydrogen hybrid fuel cell buses later this year that will emit nothing but water vapour from their tailpipes.”

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