Low Carbon Technologies Can Transform Latin America's Bus Fleets

C40 Cities;
Clinton Foundation;
Jul 2013
The Hybrid and Electric Bus Test Program, an initiative designed and implemented by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, and with financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), makes the case that hybrid and electric technologies can perform as well or better than comparable diesel-powered buses and within a reasonable payback period. In Latin America, where the transport sector is already the largest contributor of GHG emissions, several cities have been working to improve their transport systems to achieve improved air quality, better road safety, and greater social inclusion.