Brașov will be among the first cities in Romania to have 100% electric public transport
The Minister of Environment, Water and Forests, Costel ALEXE, announced that Brașov will be the first big city in Romania to have 100% electric public transport, targeting to change 75% of the total fleet by the end of this year, namely 133 electric vehicles.
The Environment Minister tested in Brașov one of the 52 electric buses financed by the Environment Fund Administration (AFM). The bus covered its first testing kilometres before entering the public transport circuit in Brașov.
"Brașov will be the first big city in Romania to have 100% electric public transport. 75% is the target for this year, which means that by the end of the year, the public transport in the city of Brașov will own 133 full electric vehicles. I am glad Brașov sends a strong signal to the whole country and to local administrations that could follow this good practice. Any city in Romania can do this, especially since we launched in public debate the guide for financing the purchase of electric, hybrid or compressed natural gas buses and trams. So far, all the buses already in traffic have done more than 110,000 km, and the total funding goes to 109 million lei", said the Minister.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests has announced its financing guide for environment friendly public transport in urban agglomerations. The budget of the programme is around 100 million EUR, through the Environment Fund Administration. By accessing this programme, cities can purchase 100% electric transport vehicles – electric buses, trolleybuses, trams, as well as electric-hybrid or compressed natural gas buses.