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Commitment to zero-emission buses comes as Sadiq Khan hosts summit to accelerate decarbonisation of buses across the country
Opening the Zero Emission Bus Summit, organised by the Campaign for Better Transport in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), on September 17 the mayor of London announced that all new buses for Transport for London contracts would be zero emission.
This would mean that the date by which London will have a 100% zero-emission bus fleet will be brought forward three years from 2037 to 2034. The mayor added that, with government funding, the entire fleet could be zero-emission by 2030.
The change reflects the growing confidence that TfL and bus operators in the UK capital have in the capability of zero-emission vehicles and the ability to provide the infrastructure that supports them.