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Jul 09, 2019

Hungary's public transport system goes green

Regional councils are taking steps to introduce green buses to Hungary's public transport system.

Regional councils are taking steps to introduce green buses to Hungary's public transport system.

Over the course of ten years, the authorities anticipate that 7,500 vehicles will be changed to a greener alternative. By 2022, passengers should be able to travel with green buses only. In the next two to three years, every sixth bus is expected to be switched to a sustainable prototype.

György László, the Minister of State responsible for Economic Strategy and Regulation, stressed that the program brings together economic development and green politics.

It has been estimated that approximately HUF 169 million is needed to modernise public transport in Hungary.

Twenty percent of the expenses will be awarded by a government fund, while the rest of the costs will be covered by councils and privately-owned companies including Ikarus, a Kravtex, az Inter Traction Electrics Kft and BYD.

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