Tallinn signs purchase agreement with Volvo for hybrid buses

A hybrid city bus in central Tallinn. (Siim Lõvi/ERR)
11/23/2016 4:54 PM
Source: BNS
Category: Business

An agreement was signed n Wednesday according to which Volvo will supply the City of Tallinn with 20 diesel-electric hybrid buses for a total of 6.2 million euros.

Volvo was the manufacturer of the hybrid buses previously acquired by the Estonian capital as well. In 2015, the city's public transport company TLT bought 24 hybrid buses from Volvo to replace trolleybuses on routes 6 and 7, which were subsequently reassigned as routes 42 and 43.

The new batch of hybrid buses will be delivered in the second quarter of 2017.

Two weeks ago, on Nov. 9, Enno Tamm, director of the management board of TLT, signed an agreement in Munich with German bus manufacturer MAN on the latter supplying TLT with 30 brand new units of city buses meeting Euro 6 pollution norms.

The 30 MAN buses, including 20 two-axle units measuring 12 meters in length and 10 articulated three-axle units, are scheduled for delivery in spring 2017.

TLT said earlier this months that at present, buses meeting Euro 5 and Euro 6 pollution norms make up over half of its fleet and the average age of its rolling stock is less than 8.5 years.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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