GLCN Member Warsaw invests in Electric buses
Warsaw MZA bus operator, which is a municipal company controlled by the City of Warsaw (Poland), has purchased 130 low floor, low emission electric busses with associated infrastructure.
The move makes it the largest project on e-buses in the whole region of Central-Eastern Europe and constitutes a major step forward towards the transformation of Warsaw urban transportation, in turn lessening its dependency on fossil fuels.
The project includes as many as 130 buses, one tenth of the vehicle stock of Warsaw MZA municipal bus operator, together with modern associated infrastructure, including construction of aerial chargers at ends of selected bus lines and adaptation of bus depots.
The total cost of the project is estimated at 89 498 576 USD, which will be paid in part through financing from the Polish Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment”, which distributes EU Assistance funds, and in part through the City of Warsaw.
In the long run the project is hoped to assist the Poland-wide trend towards electric mobility, limiting risks related to CO2 emissions generated by fossil fuels consumed in the transportation sector worldwide.
The project will also massively reduce the amount of pollutants such as NOx and SO2, which are generated by Diesel buses, and will also massively reduce noise pollution in the Polish capital.
For more information about Warsaw’s Sustainable Procurment work, visit their profile on the GLCN website.