It’s been around since March but I caught sight of it for the first time yesterday – the world’s first double-decker hybrid bus. On route 141 in London, the bus is still bright red but has some lovely green leaves on it.
The bus uses a combination of diesel and electric power and is part of the Mayor of London’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. Other slightly generic measures include:
â€¢ Continuing modal shift from private car usage to public transport, cycling and walking.
â€¢ Greater energy efficiency across all TfL businesses and modes of transport.
â€¢ The adoption of more energy from renewable sources and innovative technology to recycle energy.
â€¢ Support for the continued research and development of low carbon fuels.
â€¢ Strategies and support for organisations and individuals to travel in more environmentally-friendly ways through Travel Demand Management schemes, including in the London Borough of Sutton the largest of its kind in the UK.