Sustainability

BYD/ADL London buses save nearly 900 tons of CO2 pollution

Posted on October 2, 2017

The 51-strong fleet of single-decker buses, which operate out of Go-Ahead’s Waterloo depot, have made a major contribution to tackling the air quality crisis on the streets of the capital.
BYD/ADL
The 51-strong fleet of single-decker buses, which operate out of Go-Ahead’s Waterloo depot, have made a major contribution to tackling the air quality crisis on the streets of the capital.
BYD/ADL

After a year in service — and approximately 620 million miles — London’s first and Europe’s largest fleet of zero-emission pure electric buses, operated by Go-Ahead London for TfL — have saved Londoners nearly 900 tons of harmful CO2 pollution. The buses are built in Britain by the BYD/ADL electric bus partnership.

The 51-strong fleet of single-decker buses, which operate out of Go-Ahead’s Waterloo depot, have made a major contribution to tackling the air quality crisis on the streets of the capital and have already led to further quantities of buses from the BYD/ADL partnership being ordered for other London routes.

In total there are 157 BYD/ADL single-decker buses in service, or on order, for London operators with a further fleet due to enter service soon in Liverpool, with the partnership now working on a range of new products.

In addition, BYD single deckers are in service in Nottingham and five BYD double deckers are fully in service on TfL’s Route 98 operated by Metroline.

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