The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is a bicycle enthusiast and always bats for cleaner and greener public transport.
He became London’s Mayor back in 2008 and brought a lot of changes in the transport system including switching from regular buses to hybrid ones.
Mr Boris Johnson has now announced that a pure electric double-decker bus will soon make premiere worldwide.
The bus which will be the world’s first ever purpose-built purely electric double-decker will hit the roads later this year. The decision was taken during the first ever global Clean Bus Summit.
“The Clean Bus Summit and new trial underlines the Mayor’s continuing efforts to reduce emissions from London’s bus fleet, which is already one of the cleanest in the world,” the city’s officials said in a press release.
The new bus will roll out on Route 16 from October this year. It will be operational between Cricklewood and Victoria Station.