Momentum builds for ultra-low emission buses at global Clean Bus Summit

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.

C40 Clean Bus Declaration urges cities and manufacturers to adopt innovative clean bus technologies

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.