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Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

TfL is buying 80% of their electric buses from BYD. Based on the evidence of BYD’s electric buses’ performance so far in London and – where they are in use – around the world, how confident are you that relying so heavily on one provider is the right choice?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

While BYD is a leading provider of single and double-deck electric buses to London’s bus operators, the market is attracting more suppliers and offering greater choice. Transport for London expects to see competition continue to increase and bring down the unit price of vehicles, making the move to a zero-emission fleet more economical.

There are currently 280 electric buses in London and this will increase to 2,000 in 2025. Given this, there is plenty of scope for new suppliers to contribute and help clean up London’s air.