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Purchase of environmentally friendly public transport for the city of Valmiera

Organisation: Green Liberty Website: Added: June 30, 2023
Project start date: April 12, 2018
Project end date: December 31, 2020


The aim of the project is to ensure the use of environmentally friendly public transport and increase the number of passengers in environmentally friendly public transport in the Valmiera city route network. During the implementation of the Project, nine new buses with a dual fuel system (diesel-electric hybrid buses) were purchased for passenger transportation in the city of Valmiera. The use of the new buses ensures not only reduces harmful emissions (CO, HC, NOx, PM, CO2, etc.) and the noise level in the city, but it will also reduce the overall fuel consumption.

Financial data

Total investment: 2 835 000.00 €. EU investment: 1 906 322.00 € (67,2%).


The service providers themselves emphasize that the fuel savings are in the amount of 30%, which means that the emission reduction is also more equivalent in volume. Although hybrid buses are better than diesel-only buses, to ensure a significant reduction in harmful emissions and noise levels in the city, completely zero-emission buses would be required.

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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.