“Athens and Thessaloniki will soon have a new fleet of Hybrid, CNG and electric buses,” said the Minister of Transport.
In the government planning of green transport the competent minister reported Costas KaramanlisThe
In his speech at the “Athens ESG & Climate Crisis Summit” conference organized by “Kathimerini” at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, he referred to e-mobility in transport, saying that “in a short time we will see Athena and Thessaloniki 220 electric busesThe minister added, noting that this tender is also funded by the Recovery Fund.
“You see a government that does not run tenders without funding. “The caricatures that we had in the past to put a million in a SAE of the Ministry and to make a tender of 750 million, we will not see these from our own government”.
Mr. Karamanlis also stated that in the second phase the next tender will be held for another 500 buses. “Athens and Thessaloniki will soon have a new fleet of Hybrid, CNG and electric buses and for the first time we will see a significant reduction in the age of vehicles”, he stressed and expressed the hope that the objections will be avoided, which are often brake. for large supplies.
Regarding green transport, Mr. Karamanlis referred to the tender for the 770 new buses, which has already “gone up in the air”. He reminded that “we have to get rolling stock in OSY since 2009, that is 13 years”. He also referred to the provision of transport work by the KTEL and the institution of leasing, noting that “today in Athens we have 50% more buses and more modern than we had”.