Bulgaria`s capital Sofia gets new electric buses

EnergyNewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2018 • 23.11.2018

Citizens of the Bulgarian capital city Sofia will benefit from cleaner and more comfortable urban transport thanks to the introduction of new electric buses. The new vehicles are provided via a loan by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Green Energy Special Fund (GESF).

The Sofia Electrical Transport Company EAD (SETC) will get a loan of EUR 7,35 million to for the first phase the project. The modernization of Sofia’s bus fleet will be completed with the acquisition of up to 15 low-floor electric buses with fast-charging technology and six charging stations.

The new buses are expected to be deployed in 2019. They will replace diesel buses and reduce overall emissions. Once in operation, the new buses will also reduce costs for the transport company.