No more smelly, noisy diesel buses in Hungarian cities!
– Decarbonization of urban passenger transport.
– Increase attractiveness of public transport is the way to go.
– Strengthening moral base of mitigation of urban car traffic.
According to the Hungarian NECP, Green Bus Programme will enhance decarbonization and energy efficiency as well in public transport. “Under the Green Bus Programme already adopted by the Government, it is expected that by 2029, nearly 1,300 environmentally friendly local buses could be in operation. In the first years, the programme will also offer the possibility to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) and EURO 6 advanced diesel buses, and thereafter will rely on electric vehicles. Natural gas and biogas could play a greater role in freight transport in addition to public transport.”
The Green Bus program is a good measure from two aspects. The first one is the mitigation of CO2 emissions in public transport. That is very important, given that CO2 emissions from passenger transport are steadily increasing in Hungary. The second aspect is the composition of sources of urban passenger transport emissions and air pollution. Although the largest contributors are the ICE cars, there is also a significant contribution from buses. The drastic reduction in the latter reinforces the moral basis of city authorities to implement stronger and stronger measures to rationalise and reduce car transport