Earlier this year, the first electric double decker buses entered revenue service in London.

The vehicles are produced by BYD, and have been included into the Metroline fleet in London.  Now, thanks to Simon Ayres, we can now check them out in action.

We imagine these are probably the largest plug-in EVs on public roads in Europe today.

"Here's a glimpse of two of the new battery buses running out of Willesden Garage. It's a bit like riding a milk float, but without the chinking bottles! You can guess from the way they handle that they are VERY heavy. Call me old-fashioned but I quite like them!"