No more pure diesel buses for Singapore

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According to reports in the Straits Times, Singapore will no longer buy diesel buses, in line with the government’s goal to have a fleet of cleaner energy buses by 2040. Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary is reported as saying that the government will buy either electric or hybrid buses in future. Singapore has around 5,400 buses, which it expects to use cleaner energy by 2040.

Hybrid diesel-electrics are expected to form the majority of fleet renewals, with 50 having been introduced in the last 12 months. Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary told the newspaper: “We have also bought 60 fully-electric buses and will be deploying them progressively this year.” In addition to buses and taxis, Singapore has plans to phase out all vehicles which are powered solely by internal combustion engines by 2040.