Objective and activities
Public fleets provide key local services and serve as targets for scaling up investments in clean, low carbon engine technologies. Ongoing efforts to expand public fleets with conventional diesel engine technology can both undermine urban air quality and the pace of low carbon technology deployment, particularly in rapidly developing economies. The goal of this project is to re-align urban bus fleets and other dedicated public fleets along a soot-free low-carbon technology pathway in five megacities. Project implementers will provide technical capacity to city officials to define and implement this transition. Early and rapid technology transitions among targeted fleets will deliver greater air quality and public health benefits, while avoiding near-term climate impacts of black carbon and other climate pollutants.