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London Mayor Urged to Back Natural Gas Vehicles


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged by former Development Minister Mike Foster to back natural gas-powered vehicles to improve air quality. Earlier this month, a Department of Transport backed study showed that gas engines gave significant improvements in air quality over their diesel counterparts.

Mr. Foster now runs a non-profit association working in the energy sector (the Energy and Utilities Alliance). Given the particular urgency around London air quality, the organization claims that this study provides the evidential base for the Mayor to signal that natural gas-powered vehicles should be used.

The report published by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, suggests that compared to a diesel Euro 6 engine, a gas equivalent reduces NOx by 41 percent and NO2 emissions by 74 percent.

You can read the letter in full here.