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The UNVI’s green livery sets it apart from everything else on London’s streets. PETER JACKSON

The Original Tour has unveiled its brand-new electric open-top double-decker – the first of its kind in London. Peter Jackson attended the launch event

Electric buses have become quite a common site on the capital’s streets in recent years – a consequence of the city’s impending Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and mounting pressure to improve air quality.

Often left behind in the race to slash emissions, though, are open-top tour buses. These vehicles are sometimes older than their closed-roofed counterparts, so have some catching up to do in cities like […]

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