The first hybrid bus went operational in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Wednesday…
The bus will be used for one-month trial period on the route from Mažuranić square to Voltino. Last year Zagreb City purchased 17 natural gas-powered mini buses. The new hybrid buses spend up to 40% less fuel than the conventional buses and are also 50% less polluting and generate far less noise.
Zagreb Electric Tram (ZET), which is the major transit authority responsible for public transport in Zagreb, has a fleet of 400 buses, of which 60 are natural gas-powered.
The City of Zagreb spent 17 million kunas on the new buses, with 40% of the money coming from the Environmental Protection Fund. There are plans for another 30 hybrid mini buses to be purchased.