New Eco-Friendly Hybrid Buses for London and Beyond

Impact: Economic Impact, Environmental Impact


Using powertrain system models arising from QUB research Wrightbus Ltd developed an advanced eco-friendly hybrid diesel-electric bus which won the New Bus for London contract worth £230M supplying 600 buses to Transport for London (commencing August 2012). Demonstrating highly significant economic and environmental impacts the bus has twice the fuel economy of a standard diesel and emits less than half the CO2 and NOx. The full fleet reduces annual CO2 emissions in London by 230,000 tonnes, improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gases. The company continues to develop the technology in new hybrid vehicles reaching worldwide, including USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactEconomic Impact, Environmental Impact