Tallinn Testing Electric Buses (2)

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2/18/2014 12:35 PM
Category: Environment

Tallinn will test a electric bus for a week starting on Wednesday as it seeks to find green replacements for its aging fleet of trolleybuses.

The city plans to retire 30 Škoda trolleybuses, all built in the 1980s, in the next two years, but has said it does not want to replace them with fossil fuel vehicles, the city's press office said on Monday.

The Polish-built electric bus has a range of 240 kilometers without reloading, with enough room for up 58 passengers.

The city also has 51 new trolleybuses, but the head of the Tallinn Bus Company, Enno Tamm, said at the end of January that the whole trolleybus could be scrapped as biogas and hybrid buses are far cheaper alternatives.


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