Ten electric buses from Vy will are scheduled to start operating in Ålesund, Giske, Sula, and Skodje municipalities in Møre og Romsdal from 1 January 2021.
“Our ambition is to be a leader in modern and fossil-free technology so that our customers can enjoy green and smart transport,” Ole Engebret Haugen, CEO of Vy Buss, noted in May.
The information was confirmed by ABB, responsible for the charging solution implemented in Vy’s electric buses.
“This is another important contribution to the green transition and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Vy Buss,” Gøran Salomonsen, CEO of ABB Electrification Norway AS, noted.
Reduction in emissions
According to Møre and Romsdal county, the electric buses will have to drive for a total of at least 750,000 km annually.
The reduction in emissions will correspond to emissions from 420 fossil-fueled cars, totaling 840 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Among other things, automatic passenger counting will be installed in the busses, to record where customers get on and off the busses.
Vy Buss is Norway’s largest bus operator with a market share of around 30%.
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