The municipal transport company of Warsaw, Miejskie Zaklady Autobusowe sp. z o.o. (MZA), is to add 35 articulated LNG buses to its vehicle fleet.
Gazprom Germania, a subsidiary of Gazprom Export LLC, and Polish bus manufacturer Solbus are helping to launch natural gas for transport in Poland. In October, the companies launched Europe’s first 11 LNG city buses in Olsztyn, Poland.
Solbus will supply MZA with modern LNG-powered city buses, while Gazprom Germania will supply the LNG and invest in the necessary refuelling infrastructure.
“Natural gas-powered buses are a very tangible solution for eco-friendly public transport in Warsaw. Natural gas as fuel is considerably cheaper. Using natural gas also makes us less dependent from oil”, said MZA spokesperson Adam Stawicki.
“Natural gas is becoming increasingly important as a fuel for public transport, since it provides clear economic benefits and reduces significantly emissions. Consequently we want to convince more customers of the attractiveness of natural gas as a motor fuel together with our polish partner Solbus”, said Timo Vehrs, Director Business Development of Gazprom Germania.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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