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The Big Switch: turning London’s buses and taxis electric A plan for a quieter, cleaner & greener London

The Big Switch: turning London’s buses and taxis electric A plan for a quieter, cleaner & greener London

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  1. The Big Switch: turning London’s buses and taxis electric A plan for a quieter, cleaner & greener London

  2. Mike Tuffrey AM Mike.Tuffrey@london.gov.uk 020 7983 4362

  3. The Big Switch London’s buses, taxis and vans still mostly run on diesel. They shouldn’t. Air pollution from traffic causes huge health problems, and makes London a dirty, noisy city. That needs to change. Our plan shows how all of London’s buses and taxis, and most commercial vans, could run on electricity by 2020. It’s possible.

  4. The Problem • Air pollution • 4,200 premature deaths • 700,000 asthma sufferers in London • Economic cost of the health impacts of poor air quality in London as high as £2 billion

  5. - Impact on children

  6. The Problem • Rising fuel • prices

  7. The Opportunity Bus operators in London will spend £1.7 billion on diesel fuel in the next 10 years. The power for electric buses would cost £280 million.

  8. The Opportunity • Tighter standards for LGVS

  9. The Opportunity • Age limits for black cabs

  10. The Opportunity • Vehicles available

  11. The Opportunity • Vehicles available

  12. The Big Switch

  13. 8,500 buses • 21,000 taxis • Half a million vans (but over half are in commercial fleets)

  14. Benefits – saving money Taxi driver £2,500 better off per year

  15. Benefits – saving money Bus fleet – annual fuel cost savings nearly £150m by 2020

  16. Benefits – saving money Vans – annual savings of £3,000 or more

  17. The recharging network • Our plan: installation of 500 standard and 500 high capacity chargers per year from 2012 until 2016 • Annual cost of £11m, and a total final cost of £55m • Paid for by savings in bus fuel costs

  18. Benefits – saving lives Reductions in air pollution: • Oxford Street: 65% reduction of NO2 27% reduction local PM10 • Across London: 34% reduction of NO2 25% reduction local PM10

  19. Benefits – saving lives Reductions in air pollution improve health. Making The Big Switch could save 600-1000 lives each year

  20. The Benefits • Saves CO2 – 300,000 Tonnes • Quieter • Cleaner

  21. New Routemaster = £7.5m 5 Hydrogen = £7.5m

  22. Challenges • Recharging network • Reinsurance scheme • Taxi turning circle • Double decker retrofit

  23. The Big Switch: turning London’s buses and taxis electric A plan for a quieter, cleaner & greener London