Ljubljana started using one of the latest and cleanest technologies available for buses on the market and became the first Slovene city that offers CNG and hybrid buses in public transport. The new buses feature state-of-the-art technology and will significantly improve the quality of urban life in the City of Ljubljana, they will contribute to a nicer and healthier environment, cleaner air and decrease noise. Besides upgrading their environmental record, the buses will also offer more comfort and safety for the passengers.
The main objectives of the measure were to:
- Promote clean and energy efficient technology;
- Demonstrate energy and emission-saving potential of hybrid and CNG busses;
- Cut fuel costs decreases by 20%.
- Promote the PT operator’s environmental friendly image;
- Test 5 hybrid buses and 20 CNG buses and compare results with classic diesel buses;
- Purchase 5 hybrid and 20 CNG buses and put them into service.
- The present bus fleet of the PT operator LPP comprises 217 urban buses.
The majority of the fleet is now modernised with low entering barrier and visual and vocal information for passengers. 109 buses also have on-board security cameras for safer and more pleasant ride. However, LPP is still striving to to make the public transport more comfortable and efficient for passengers as well as to upgrade its environmental component and reduce emissions by following measures:
- 5 hybrid and 20 CNG buses were purchased;
- 5 units of hybrid buses and 20 units of CNG buses were tested;
- 25 EURO 0 vehicles were replaced by the hybrid and CNG buses on bus lines running through the corridor;
- 78 drivers were trained to operate the hybrid and CNG buses; 26 of those drivers were trained for instructors;
- 20 mechanics were trained for maintenance of the new buses.