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Revealed: Two electric buses caught fire in garage blaze two years before today’s double-decker blast – sparking fears Sadiq Khan’s 1,000-strong fleet is at risk amid push to make all of London’s buses ‘zero-emission’ by 2034

Sadiq Khan today faced calls to launch a ‘full and urgent investigation’ into an double decker explosion that sparked chaos after it emerged that two other electric buses caught fire in a garage inferno two years ago.

Fears are growing that the London Mayor’s 1,000-strong fleet of electric buses could also be at risk after a huge blast ripped off the back of an Optare Metrodecker 1050 bus in Wimbledon this morning.

MailOnline can today reveal how all Metrodecker 1050s were temporarily taken out of service for safety checks in spring 2022 after two were involved in a fire at Potters Bar bus garage in Hertfordshire.

With around 1,000 electric buses currently in operation across the capital, and with the Mayor ploughing ahead with his stated ambition to make the entire fleet ‘zero-emission’ by 2034, today’s blast has sparked concerns that other vehicles could also be at risk.

City Hall Conservatives transport spokesman Keith Prince told MailOnline: ‘This morning’s fire on the electric bus in Wimbledon is very concerning.

‘We are very fortunate there were no injuries or worse. This is not the first fire involving this particular type of electric bus. I have asked Sadiq Khan to ensure there is a full and urgent investigation to determine the cause of the fire. With 85 similar buses in use across London, we need to ensure these buses are safe.’

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