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London Buses Going Green

London's iconic red double-decker buses are going green.
July 12, 2009, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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A new hybrid bus design has been unveiled in a pilot project in London. The six buses are being tested out right now, and officials are hoping to make a bigger transition after the trial period.

"Development of the public transit vehicles started in 2007 with the $1.4 million grant the Swedish Energy Agency gave Volvo. Fuels savings is set at 25 percent when compared to conventional diesel buses. But the city of London will conduct a real world service trial and assess the savings before going back for more."

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Published on Friday, July 10, 2009 in Wired
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