Replacing diesel buses key to cutting London air pollution, claim experts

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Luke John Smith has reported that bus operators are facing fresh calls to swap their diesel fleets to low emissions equivalents, from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

New research by the SMMT reveals that replacing London’s buses with Euro VI vehicles could cut NOx emissions produced by buses in the capital by 75 per cent.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: “Manufacturers have invested heavily to develop world-leading low emission diesel buses, helping reduce emissions in the UK’s towns and cities.

“Despite this, London’s bus fleet still produces a tenth of all NOx in the capital, so switching to Euro VI will result in significant improvements to air quality.

“It is vital that we get as many of these cleaner diesels on to British roads as soon as possible.”

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