Athens and Thessaloniki receive 250 electric buses from Yutong

A total of 250 electric buses from Chinese manufacturer Yutong will be put into service in the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki by the end of June. The integration of the electric bus fleet is part of a larger procurement initiative in Greece.

According to Greek media reports, 46 electric buses will initially be put into operation in Athens and 17 more in Thessaloniki in the coming days. The remaining 250 electric vehicles ordered from Yutong are to follow by the end of June. The price per vehicle is said to be 440,720 euros net, and with seven chargers, the total order placed last summer is worth 110.8 million euros.

According to a statement by Greece’s Transport Minister Christos Staikouras at the time, the next tender for a further 400 buses was subsequently launched, while a second procurement phase for an additional 650 buses is already being prepared. As reported, a total of 1,300 new buses are to be procured for Athens and Thessaloniki, most of which will be electrically powered.


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