Singapore on track to phase out diesel buses by 2040

LTA said it is on track to have all 5,800 public buses run fully on electricity or be at least hybrid-electric by 2040. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - About 2 per cent of Singapore's public bus fleet now runs 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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