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With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611 and       the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece

The future of buses is electric

Every year, world-wide sales of electric cars are increasing, with future forecasts appearing very optimistic (by 2040 35% of car sales are expected to be electric cars).

However, electrification does not only affect personal cars but also public transport. Recently, several cities around the world have incorporated into their transport fleets both hybrid technology and pure electric buses.

London already can boast for the largest electric bus fleet in Europe, with more than 2,500 hybrid buses, and by mid-2019 it will have 170 full electric buses. As for fully electric buses, in addition to London where more than 50 vehicles are already in circulation, a smaller number of vehicles are circulating in Geneva, Madrid, Paris, Turin, Warsaw and elsewhere.

Although rather late, until 2023 Athens will be added to the list of cities with electric buses. In particular, 12 electric buses will be added to the OASA fleet, which will be among the 92 to be purchased with funding from the Attica Region (20 medium-sized vehicles, 60 large vehicles and 12 electric vehicles).


Source: Athens Transport

The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.


The sole responsibility for the content of this report lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EASME nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months

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