Las Palmas de Gran Canaria introduces hybrid electric buses

With help from CIVITAS DESTINATIONs, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will this year add three new hybrid electric buses to its public transport fleet.

The vehicles will be 12 metres long and able to hold 91 passengers, as well as being fully adapted for use by people with reduced mobility.

As the buses' electric battery is recharged by driving, there is no need for them to go to charging stations. In addition, the bus model also has the potential to be fully electrified in the future, further decreasing its environmental impact.

The cost of each bus is 325,000 Euros. Guaguas Municipales, Las Palmas's public transport authority, is receiving financial support from CIVITAS DESTINATIONs to help with the purchase.

The three hybrid vehicles form part of a substantial investment from Guaguas Municpales in the Las Palmas public transport system: a total of 25 buses will be joining the fleet this year.

The buses are one of a number of measures in a wider drive to make transport in and around Las Palmas clean and sustainable. A public bike sharing system has recently been introduced, whilst significant investment in cycling infrastructure is planned across the whole island of Gran Canaria.

To find out more about Las Palmas's work under the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, click here.

Alternatively, contact Antonio Artiles from the municipality - antonio [dot] artiles [at] guaguas [dot] com.

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