ULEZ in london

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  1. mrmartin

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    Guessing that will be electric-hybrids. Presumably the bus runs on diesel to charge batteries outside the ULEZ, then runs solely on electricity/battery within the ULEZ.
     
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    So those outside the ULEZ get more pollution because the diesel engine has to work harder to move the bus and charge the batteries, nice!
     
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    Zero emissions at point of use tends to mean battery electric, as all the emissions are at a distance power station. However I can see how in the ULEZ it could be cheekily used as said above!
     
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    Well yes, but they have and will still have less pollution than in the ULEZ otherwise they'd be declared a ULEZ as well.

    They need to do something about the taxis as well. And what percentage of buses in central London are single deck?
     
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    My estimate would be about 10-15% singledeckers within the Congestion Charge area, but as soon as you broaden the area outwards it would go up to maybe 20 or 25%, but nowhere near the majority of buses. Even somewhere like Croydon or Romford has a preponderance of doubledeckers, whereas Bromley is probably half and half.
     
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    Not hybrids. They will be fully electric. About 300 needed.
     
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