FOI request detail

TfL schedule for introducing electric buses

Request ID: FOI-2902-1920
Date published: 24 January 2020

You asked

Hello, I'd like a summary of TfL-contracted bus routes which are already operated fully by electric vehicles, together with a list (with proposed introduction dates and vehicle types where known) for future electric routes, as far as is known. I'd also like to know if this information is to be made available publicly, updated as and when changes to it are made. Thank you in advance.

We answered

TfL Ref: 2902-1920

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 28 December 2019.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

The following routes are fully electric with the vehicles make and model listed next to them:

507 [BYD/ADL]

521 [BYD/ADL]

360 [BYD/ADL]

153 [BYD/ADL]

70 [BYD/ADL]


46 [BYD/ADL]

214 [BYD/ADL]

The following two routes are currently being converted to electric option with the vehicles make and model listed next to them:

43 [BYD/ADL Double Deck]

134 [Optare Metrodecker Double Deck]

The next confirmed routes to go electric are shown below, with the makes and models against them. The date of routes intended for conversion are earliest indicative dates for the operation to commence; but the actual dates can be subject to change due to vehicle and infrastructure delivery timescales.

100 [BYD/ADL] Winter 2020

94 [BYD/ADL Double Deck]. Spring 2020

323 [BYD/ADL]. Spring 2020

212 [BYD/ADL Double Deck]. Spring 2020

444 [BYD/ADL]. Spring 2020

C10 [Caetano]. Spring 2020

P5 [Caetano]. Spring 2020

106 [BYD/ADL Double Deck]. Summer 2020

230 [BYD/ADL Double Deck]. Summer 2020

357 [BYD/ADL Double Deck] Summer 2020

23 [Type to be confirmed] Summer 2020

C3 [Type to be confirmed] Autumn 2020

312 [Type to be confirmed] Autumn 2020

319 [Type to be confirmed] Spring 2021

358 [Type to be confirmed] To be confirmed

When we finalise contracts for new bus routes including those with electric buses, we provide these electronically to the following UK Government contracts website for them to be published routinely. To promote wider work on improving air quality in London, you may also find press releases including details on new electric bus routes on our website and that of the GLA at Operators select vehicles from the range of models available for the London market in relation to the passenger capacity requirements for routes. We only specify that they must be single or double deck electric vehicles that meet the needs of London.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

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