The Guardian recently announced that in early 2014, London will introduce the world's first fully electric buses into its public transportation system to reduce the city's carbon footprint.
Hybrid electric and fuel buses have already been operational in London since 2006, and the city is expected to increase its hybrid fleet from the current 600 to 1,700 — one-fifth of all city buses — over the next two years. To further decrease the city’s carbon footprint, London will introduce fully electric buses into its public transit system in early 2014.
On December 19, The Guardian reported that two solely battery-powered buses hit the streets of London on a trial basis to test the technology. These single-deck buses are the first of their kind, and six more will begin operating within the next several months.
Via Lauren Moss