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We need a plan to make environmentally friendly vehicles the rule not the exception - Val Shawcross AM

Responding to the Mayor of London’s announcement that London’s first pure electric double-decker bus will be trialled in October, Labour’s London Assembly Transport spokesperson Val Shawcross AM said:

“After years of calling on the Mayor to roll-out electric buses to help tackle London’s worsening air pollution, it’s fantastic to see the world’s first electric double decker will be on London’s streets by October.

“This has to be more than just a one-off headline grabber. With London’s bus fleet contributing to the capital’s ever growing air pollution crisis, we need a plan to make environmentally friendly vehicles the rule not the exception. 

“With Boris’ new Routemasters set to be amongst the most polluting vehicles on our roads by 2020, you could easily conclude that this is all too little, too late.”

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