On 25 August, TLT AS introduced the gas buses that will start serving Tallinners.
Biogas buses are comfortable, passenger-friendly and economical. By the end of the year, a hundred biomethane-powered buses will start serving passengers. In the next few years, only the newest Euro 6 emission standard-compliant diesel buses will remain in use alongside the gas buses. A total of 350 sustainable biomethane-powered buses will begin serving the public transport routes in the coming years, thus renewing 70% of the TLT bus fleet.
According to Deniss Boroditš, the chairman of the management board of TLT AS, when the 350 biomethane-powered buses will be taken into use, the CO2 emissions will be reduced by approximately 25,000 tonnes per year, which is estimated to be equal to the emissions of 7,000 internal combustion vehicles. “The dependence of Tallinn public transport on diesel fuel will decrease by approximately nine million litres per year,” Boroditš explained.
This is the largest environmentally friendly upgrade in the history of the public transport of Tallinn.