Towards a climate neutral EU:
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Develop environmentally friendly public transport infrastructure in Ventspils (eBuss)

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: March 28, 2018
Project end date: August 01, 2023


The aim of the project is to provide the residents of the city of Ventspils with environmentally friendly public transport, thereby reducing the environmental pollution caused by public transport in the city of Ventspils and promoting the increase in the number of passengers using environmentally friendly public transport. The main activities of the project were the purchase of new, more environmentally friendly city public transport buses, the engines of which run on electricity and dual fuel systems (hybrids), as well as the creation of the necessary infrastructure for charging electric buses. As a result of the implementation of the project, within the framework of the improvement of the Ventspils bus park and related infrastructure, 15 new, more environmentally friendly public transport vehicles were purchased in Ventspils, of which 14 small-capacity electric buses and 1 large-capacity bus with a dual fuel system (hybrid - electricity/diesel). which together make up 45% of Ventspils buses.

Financial data

Total investment: 6 568 607.93 €. EU investment: 4 628 249.98 € (70,4%).


This project has created a positive attitude among residents about the new buses. In particular, residents have paid attention to the charging infrastructure (pantograph) that charges buses on its route. Pantograph is seen as one of the most efficient means of charging electric public transport. Besides climate benefits, implementation of such projects as this one can also greatly improve urban noise and air pollution.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.