Today, the mayors of 12 major cities pledge to several ambitious targets and initiatives to make their cities “greener, healthier and more prosperous.”
Among those goals, they pledged to only buy all-electric buses starting in 2025.
The initiative is likely to be welcomed in the electric bus industry since it includes some major cities that have important public transit fleets.
London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland & Cape Town are among the cities who signed the pledge.
Some of those cities already had similar initiatives in place. For example, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) already made a commitment for its transit to go all-electric by 2030. They recently placed an order for 100 all-electric buses.
London also has several important zero-emission projects to clean its public transit and the general car fleet within the city. They introduced last year their first long-range …