London's Hybrid Bus Vehicles Make Up the Largest Fleet in Europe

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 10, 2014
References: tfl.gov.uk & fastcoexist
In an effort to reduce air pollution, Transport For London recently announced they will be trialling wirelessly charging hybrid bus technology. The eco-conscious double decker buses will have a back-up diesel engine, but will ideally run mostly on electricity.

A spokesperson explained the trial is to determine if hybrid bus charging technology can stand up to the rigorous urban environment of a city like London. There are currently approximately 800 of these eco vehicles on the road, with goals of expanding to 1700 by 2016. The mayor of London also hopes to institute the world's first Ultra Low Emissions Zone in Central London by 2020, where drivers of vehicles using dirty fuel will be fined.