These Brand New Double-Deckers Are Coming To London… And They Run Entirely Off Hydrogen

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You’ll be seeing these on London’s streets soon. Image: TfL

A new fleet of double-deckers will soon be on London’s roads — and they’ll run entirely off hydrogen.

20 of the world’s first hydrogen-only buses will appear on the 245, 7 and N7 bus routes sometime in 2020, TfL has announced.

The zero-emission vehicles — made by Wrightbus in Northern Ireland — come as part of TfL and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s plans to dramatically reduce London’s carbon footprint, ultimately turning its roads zero-emission altogether.

Sadiq Khan says that TfL should lead from the front, when it comes to a zero-emission London Image: Shutterstock

Said Khan:

We all have a role to play in cleaning up London’s toxic air and I’ve always said that TfL should lead from the front. We are investing a record £85m in cleaning up our bus fleet, and I am proud that London now has the largest zero-emission bus fleet in Europe.

The buses also promise a quieter, smoother ride than current fleets of London buses. USB charging points will be installed too.

In 2017, Khan axed the new Routemasters, brought in by Boris Johnson, after concerns that they were overly expensive and environmentally inefficient.

Last Updated 10 May 2019

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