October 26, 2017

Major cities promise move to zero emission buses

Tree Hugger - Starting in 2025, the Mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle and Auckland have promised to only purchase electric or other zero emission buses for their city fleets, and to make "major areas" of their cities fossil fuel free by 2030 at the latest. Taken together, if fully and ambitiously implemented, these two efforts alone could make a significant dent in both local air quality and carbon emissions more broadly. While buses just make up 1% of transportation-related oil consumption (yup, they're pretty darned efficient), a combination of investment in cutting edge vehicles for mass transit and an effort to exclude or limit dirty cars, trucks and other vehicles sends a signal that world-class cities focus on people, not cars.

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