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Sofia to seek 111.5 mln euro EU financing to buy electric public transport vehicles

Sofia to seek 111.5 mln euro EU financing to buy electric public transport vehicles Author: Yordanka Fandakova / Facebook

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 12 ( SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Sofia will seek 218 million levs ($125.3 million/111.5 million euro) in EU funds for the purchase of new electric buses, trolleybuses, trams and charging stations, city mayor Yordanka Fandakova said on Friday. 

The Sofia municipality will apply for financing under operational programme Environment 2014-2020 for the delivery of a total of 52 new electric buses (6-7 and 8-9 metres in length) worth 30.3 million levs ($17.4 million/15.5 million euro), Fandakova said in a statement.

The municipality also intends to acquire 30 new low floor single-deck electric buses and 25 low-floor trams. 

Some 90% of the public transport fleet in the municipality has already been replaced and the delivery of 15 electric buses and 13 new trams is expected by the end of 2019, Fandakova added.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs) 

 

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