S'pore on track to phase out diesel buses by 2040

2% of public bus fleet now on cleaner energy; LTA's aim is for all to be electric or hybrid

About 2 per cent of Singapore's public bus fleet now run on cleaner energy, and it is on track to phase out diesel buses in 20 years.

The goal to have all 5,800 public buses run fully on electricity or be at least hybrid-electric was set in late 2019, in line with Singapore's push to do its part to reverse the effects of global warming.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2021, with the headline 'S'pore on track to phase out diesel buses by 2040'. Subscribe