Today the Mayor of Shenzhen joined the Mayor of London at London City Hall, to mark the delivery of new electric buses. Manufactured by the Shenzhen based company, BYD, the new addition to the fleet will be the first electric buses running on routes through central London.
As cities around the world look for ways to implement the Paris Declaration and meet the ambition of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), C40 is showcasing 100 real world examples of projects and approaches that have already proved successful in our member cities.
Cities continue to show commitment to low emission bus fleets by signing onto the C40 Clean Bus Declaration
Momentum continues to grow for new bus technologies among C40 cities. With the recent addition of Changwon, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, 26 cities have now signed on to the C40 Clean Bus Declaration, demonstrating the market potential for these new technologies to manufacturers. Signatory cities will have over 175,000 buses in their fleet by 2020, and have committed to switching over 45,000 of these to low emission.
A new report shows that city action is revving the engine of the early electric vehicle market. The report – born from a collaboration between C40, the International Council on Clean Transportation, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the 11th Hour Project –catalogues actions cities, states and regions are taking to promote electric vehicle in an effort to better understand which practices are linked to electric vehicle sales.
Representatives and major bus manufacturers from around the world gathered at London City Hall today for the first-ever global Clean Bus Summit.
This builds on the Global C40 Clean Bus Declaration, launched in Buenos Aires at the C40 Latin American Mayors Forum in March 2015. Four additional C40 cities signed up to the Declaration at today’s summit, bringing the total to 24 world cities that have commited to rolling out 40,000 ultra-low emission buses by 2020.
The C40 Clean Bus Declaration of Intent was officially announced during the C40 Latin American Mayors Forum in Buenos Aires in March 2015. The Declaration is an unprecedented action by cities; not only does it document the growing interest in adopting clean bus technologies, it also provides data that illustrates the global market potential for manufacturers. The ultimate goal is to incentivize and help manufacturers and other stakeholders, such as multilateral banks, develop strategies to make these technologies more affordable for cities. The hope is that the Declaration will be a significant step in this direction.