diesel pollution, carbon emissions and bus longevity
Sam Phipps Dec 10th 2019, 10:37
Like anyone with half a conscience, I worry about pollution from diesel particulates emitted by the old AEC engines. On the other hand, a bus with a decent load of passengers is replacing a lot of cars. Then there is the fact that my three Routemasters, dating from the early 1960s, have between them seen off a large fleet of new buses that might have been built in their place during that time – with all the carbon emissions from production that this entails.
What I want to know is: does anyone have any kind of formula or calculation of net environmental cost/benefit to keeping an old Routemaster on the road?