Romania’s Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) has launched tendering for the procurement of 131 electric buses for seven cities, including Iasi, Sibiu, Sighetu Marmatiei, Slatina, Suceava, Tirgu Mures, and Pitesti.
In addition to this purchase, other Romanian cities have also launched tendering to buy 465 electric buses, Economica.net reported. In total, 21 cities will get 596 electric buses in the next couple of months.
The application deadline is July 29.
The ministry also plans to purchase EV charging stations – 131 slow charging stations and 39 fast charging stations. The overall investment is estimated at RON 363 million (EUR 77 million), with the largest portion of the buses, 40, to be delivered to the City of Pitesti.
Ministry also plans to purchase EV charging stations – 131 slow charging stations and 39 fast charging stations
Iasi will get 20 buses, Sibiu 9, Sighetu Marmatiei 7, Slatina 8, Suceava 15, and Tirgu Mures 32.
A few weeks ago, the City of Bucharest announced that it will purchase 100 electric buses. In March, it launched tendering for the purchase of another 130 hybrid buses.
According to Romania-insider.com, Bucharest has received two bids for this procurement – a joint offer from Turkish vehicle manufacturer Bozankaya and Germany’s SILEO GmbH and an offer from the Romanian importer for Chinese producer BYD – New Kopel Car Import.
Romania is one of the EU countries that has major problems with air pollution
Romania is one of the EU countries that has major problems with air pollution. It was among 14 EU member states, including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, and Slovenia, that have failed to prepare their air pollution reduction plans by the April 1 deadline.
Romania’s first independent air quality monitoring network, deployed on October 1, 2018, has shown levels of PM10 and PM2.5 pollution frequently reaching seven to nine times the maximum allowed levels.