The Wright Electrocity was one of the first single-decker hybrids to arrive in London, and such vehicles were rare compared to hybrid double-deckers. Travel London 8805 (LJ57 YBB) serves North Greenwich Station.

When I visited Nottingham City Transport (NCT) this month (page 34), I was told the operator is committed to only buying zero-emission vehicles from now on. This is despite the major investment it has made in Alexander Dennis-bodied Scania gas double-deckers since 2017, and the fact that it has not been successful in its bid for Zebra 2 funding to support further electrification of its fleet.

With 62 diesel double-deckers still in the fleet and no certainty over when funding will be secured to help replace them, the operator could face challenges when it comes to keeping its fleet age down in the future. Perhaps a significant breakthrough will be made to reduce the capital cost of electric buses.

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