Gazprom, Solbus launch LNG buses in Poland
Gazprom Germania and Solbus have launched 35 LNG buses, bringing natural gas fuelled transport to the streets of Warsaw, Poland.
The companies, together with distribution partner Lider Trading, won a public tender issued by Warsaw’s municipal transport company MZA Miejskie Zaklady Autobusowe in November 2013.
Gazprom Germania is both supplying both the LNG and refuelling facilities for a group of 35 urban buses supplied by Solbus. The companies previously launched Europe’s first 11 LNG city buses in the Polish city of Olsztyn in October 2013.
“Natural gas-powered buses both emit significantly fewer pollutants than comparable diesel buses and have motors that are significantly quieter, which is particularly welcome in the inner city. That’s why we and our Polish partner Solbus want to convince more customers of the benefits of natural gas for transport,” commented Timo Vehrs, Director of Business Development at Gazprom Germania.
“Natural gas-powered buses are a very tangible solution for eco-friendly public transport in Warsaw. Natural gas is considerably cheaper. Using natural gas also makes us less dependent on oil,” added MZA spokesperson, Adam Stawicki.