Towards a climate neutral EU:
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Environmentally Friendly Transport for Varna

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 31, 2023
Project start date: November 09, 2019
Project end date: November 09, 2023


The implementation of the project proposal will contribute to the improvement of the ambient air quality in Varna Municipality by reducing the excess levels of fine particulates and nitrogen oxides to achieve the established norms in the ambient air by taking measures to replace the old public urban transport vehicles with modern, eco-friendly vehicles. The project includes delivery of 40 electric bus type "solo", 20 electric "articulated" buses and delivery and installation of 60 slow charging stations and 2 fast charging stations. The project covers the implementation of activities under Component 1: Implementation of activities for improving the quality of the ambient air through the purchase and delivery of electric vehicles for road transport - electric buses and trolleybuses from the procedure.

Financial data

Total project cost: EUR 43 383 606; Grant: EUR 35 790 431; Own funding: EUR 7 593 175


The project can be considered a good practice and can be positively assessed for its large-scale approach.

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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.