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Electric Buses Exceed Expectations in Reykjavík

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Electric Buses Exceed Expectations in Reykjavík

Strætó buses Hlemmur Reykjavík

Strætó buses at Hlemmur Bus Terminal in Reykjavík. Photo: SBS.

Fourteen electric buses in Reykjavík’s public transportation system have exceeded expectations, according to the Strætó’s CEO. He told RÚV the company plans to grow their electric fleet in the near future.

Strætó bought 14 electric buses from China recently, the first of which were put to use in April. “This has really gone incredibly well, and nothing unexpected has come up, so we are just really pleased with our experience of these vehicles,” Jóhannes Svavar Rúnarsson, Strætó’s CEO, told RÚV. Jóhannes says the buses have been driven between 10-12,000km over the past four months.

The CEO adds that five additional electric buses arrived in the country for the company last Friday. “We are hoping to get them from the importer next week and see them on the street sometime in the beginning of August. Then the rest will hopefully arrive at the end of this year and then that will be a pretty good proportion of the bus fleet,” he remarked.

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