It was inevitable. Bus tours in London are going electric in early 2024.
.Big Bus Tours, founded as a British company in 2011, and now owned by US private equity company Exponent, will start to convert its 20 strong London fleet in the new year and is set to complete the task by December.
With a vast global fleet of more than 400 buses across 26 cities and four continents, Big Bus Tours acknowledges the importance of retrofitting existing vehicles to align with their sustainability objectives.
Pat Waterman, Chairman at Big Bus Tours, said: "We take immense pride in leading the charge towards electric vehicles in the sightseeing industry. Our commitment to sustainability is not just words, we are taking concrete actions to ensure a cleaner and greener future for our customers, future generations and our planet".
In a statement the company goes on to say that it firmly believes in transitioning to an electric fleet and reducing their environmental impact will play a pivotal role in shaping a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for the cities in which they operate. Clearly the days of noisy diesel-powered buses waiting for passengers will soon be behind us.
TNU has been at the forefront of highlighting the environmental damage caused by tourist and airport transfer buses waiting for passengers and raised the point at Qatar IATA AGM (Also see COMMENT www.btnews.co.uk/article/19283).
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