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Bulgarian Automotive Industry, Pleven public transport co sign e-buses supply deal

Bulgarian Automotive Industry, Pleven public transport co sign e-buses supply deal Photo: Pleven municipality/ All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 14 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian municipally-owned Trolleybus Transport-Pleven awarded the Bulgarian Automotive Industry company a 13.4 million levs ($8.3 million/6.8 million euro) contract, VAT included, for the delivery of 14 Youtong electric buses and the same number of new charging stations, the municiplaity said.

The total cost of the project, which benefits from EU financing under operational programme Environment 2014-2020, amounts to some 17.9 million levs, the Pleven municipality said in statement earlier this week.

Bulgarian Automotive Industry, an official representative of Chinese bus manufacturer Zhengzhou Yutong Bus CO, has to supply the electric buses within seven months after signing the deal.

The 12-metre low-floor buses are equipped with video surveilance and audio systems. Over 67 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be saved by one vehicle on an annual basis, according to the statement.

In 2019, Bulgaria's environment ministry said that the public transport company of Pleven will receive 15 million levs of EU financing in order to purchase 14 electric buses and 14 charging stations.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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