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The greenest double-decker bus in the world has to be the one with the grass interior that rolled out at the closing ceremony of the 2008 summer Olympics. Right behind it are the six Volvo B5L double-decker hybrids now carrying passengers along Route 141 in London.

Arriva, the British-based international public transport operator recently debuted the buses in The Big Smoke, and six more are expected to be on the road after the city puts the new technology to the test.

The Volvo B5L buses use a parallel hybrid I-SAM (Integrated Starter, Alternator, Motor) system created by Volvo. The system combines the power of an electric motor with a diesel engine.

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London's Iconic Red Buses Go Green

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