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Buses offer an opportunity to accelerate soot-free vehicle deployment because they are centrally fueled and could therefore have access to cleaner fuels not available to all vehicles in a region. Furthermore, people are exposed to harmful emissions from urban buses at rates higher than for any other type of vehicle, making buses an exceptional target for emissions control. 

Zero emissions bus technologies, especially battery electric buses, are becoming cost-effective solutions and entering the market much more quickly than expected. But diesel buses meeting Euro VI or U.S. 2010 standards or equipped with diesel particulate filters will also provide tremendous health benefits to bus riders and urban residents, while also greatly reducing the climate impact of these buses by virtually eliminating black carbon emissions.

See also soot-free transport and soot-free non-road vehicles.

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This report assesses progress in 2018 toward implementing the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles.

Addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities.

Evaluates well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions from soot-free urban transit bus types in 20 megacities.

2018.07.02

This report assesses progress in 2018 toward implementing the Climate and Clean Air Coalition's global strategy to introduce low-sulfur fuels and cleaner diesel vehicles.

Publication: Report
2018.05.18

Presentations on the international experience with technology transition in urban bus fleets including the pathway to zero emission as well as technology procurement pathways for the City of São Paulo to meet its newly adopted zero fossil fuel CO2 target.

Event
2018.03.16

A platform for participants to discuss cleaner mobility and its impacts on health, environment and economic growth in Africa building on the outcomes of the 2014 Africa Sustainable Transport Forum.

Event
2018.03.07
Mexico is now officially the first country in Latin America to adopt national soot-free emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles.
Blog Post
2018.01.11
The new year has welcomed more of the same bad air in Delhi and the
Blog Post
2017.11.16
Sales of battery electric buses (BEBs) are surging in major cities around the world.
Blog Post
2017.10.23
On September 12, 2017, the Climate Committee of São Paulo approved a pr
Blog Post
2017.10.18

Join us for a webinar on clean soot-free urban bus fleets.

Event
2017.10.13

Join us for a joint webinar with C40 Cities Finance faculty on clean urban bus fleets.

Event
2017.10.11

Addresses the opportunities for facilitating, and the barriers to financing, the transition to soot-free urban bus fleets in 20 megacities.

Publication: Report

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