(ANSA) – BOLOGNA, 03 DEC – There will be 127 hydrogen-powered buses that will be active, by 30 June 2026, in Bologna’s public transport, of which at least 34 by 2024.
This is the content of the agreement between the Municipality, Tper and Srm to renew the vehicle fleet of the local public transport service with zero-emission vehicles, which is part of the plan of the Bologna Mission as a climate-neutral city by 2030.
The investment is over 90 million, covered with Pnrr funds obtained from the Municipality of Bologna.
Tper, the local public transport company, will manage the procurement procedures and will carry out the works for the hydrogen recharging stations in the depots. The new hydrogen-powered vehicles will primarily replace Euro two and three class diesel-powered buses, then subsequently diesel and methane-powered buses of the higher classes.
The 127 hydrogen buses that will enter service over the next four years will therefore be added to the other zero-emission vehicles envisaged and those already in operation in the city – including trolleybuses and e-buses – and will represent a step in the urban decarbonisation process that aims to Bologna’s climate neutrality by 2030. (HANDLE).
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