Low emissions bus fleet
The transition to a zero emissions bus fleet has begun under BusConnects. Hybrid-electric buses are now visible all across Dublin City and by the end of 2021 there will be a total of 280 of these low emission vehicles on the streets of the capital.
Tackling the challenges of climate change is a national priority and BusConnects will contribute significantly to that objective.
Moving people from cars onto sustainable transport is essential in reducing CO2 emissions and addressing congestion. Additionally, transitioning to a fleet of low emission vehicles will contribute to a cleaner and more liveable city by reducing noise and air pollution.
This transition to zero emission vehicle technologies will occur under the Government’s renewal programme, this process encompasses the BusConnects Dublin programme, under which the NTA aims to complete a full conversion of its fleet into LEVs by 2030.
Sustainability and a greener city are cornerstones of the BusConnects programme. A new fleet of LEV’s coupled with improved cycling facilities will result in more people using more eco-friendly modes of transport across the Greater Dublin Area.
A picture of a hybrid-electric bus can be seen below;