Clean, energy-efficient and sustainable transport systems have a vital role to play in efforts to move towards a low carbon world. Through its recent European Clean Bus deployment Initiative, the European Commission is making a significant contribution to this transition.

Many advantages are associated with clean, alternatively-fuelled buses. Reductions in air pollutants, noise, and greenhouse gas emissions all entail considerable public health benefits. Travelling in them is also quieter and smoother, making them more appealing to the public.