Sofia Municipality tests mini e-buses for transport connection to the subway
The mayor Yordanka Fandakova test drove one of them
- July 19, 2019 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
"We are developing a concept for transport connection to metro stops. We are currently working on proposals for the “Ovcha Kupel” and “Liulin” districts. We start by testing a small 6-meter bus before making a public procurement for the purchase of 30 electric buses" said Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova at the presentation of a test vehicle. She personally tested and drove the electric mini bus. After being delivered from Munich, the 6-meter long e-bus will also be tested in the metropolitan neighbourhoods of the Bulgarian capital. The zero-emission electrical vehicle is air-conditioned, has phone and Wi-Fi chargers, and is designed for people with disabilities and mothers with baby carts.
Since 2018 the lines №9 and №309 are working with Sofia's first 20 electric buses and. In the autumn of this year an additional 15 will be delivered . In recent years, Sofia Municipality has made major investments in modernizing 90% of its buses and trolleys. The municipality is also preparing a project for the purchase of 82 electric buses, 30 trolley buses and 25 trams with funds from the Operational Programme "Environment".
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