24 FEBRUARY 2020
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Transport for London last week unveiled west London’s first all-electric double-deck bus (as opposed to electric trolley bus) route as part of its plan to ensure all London’s buses are zero-emission within five years.
The vehicles on Route 94, which runs between Acton Green and Piccadilly Circus, offer quieter, smoother journeys as well as free-to-use USB charging points and new safety features, TfL said.
The company added tackling the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate emergency are key priorities, with latest plans calling for 2,000 zero-emission buses in London by 2025.
The electrification of the 94 route follows the 43 and 134 routes in 2019, and brings the current total of electric double-deck buses in the capital to 280.
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Keith Wallis, Canterbury, England
Let's hope the electric bus is more successful and lasts longer than the Boris Bus - for the plantet's sake!
Gregor Ferguson, Sydney, Australia
..upon that monarch of the road, the big six-wheeler, scarlet-painted, ninety seven horsepower omnibus!