Flat batteries on 'Boris bus' add fuel to criticism of London mayor

Flat batteries on 'Boris bus' add fuel to criticism of London mayor

Many of the buses introduced by Boris Johnson are running almost entirely on diesel, negating the intended environmental benefits

Boris Johnson is facing criticism over another of his pet projects after batteries in dozens of the London mayor’s new Routemaster-style hybrid buses malfunctioned.

Many of the “Boris buses”, which cost £350,000 each and were intended to halve CO2 emissions, are running almost entirely on diesel, drivers have complained. The engines were supposed to only run when they needed to charge the battery.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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