Region Skåne and Malmö city say yes to electric buses

Yesterday, the final political decisions were taken on comprehensive solutions for switching to electric buses on routes 3 and 7 in Malmö, Sweden. The decisions set in place conditions for Skånetrafiken and Nobina to reach agreement regarding the transition to electric buses.

The public transport board in Region Skåne estimates the annual costs for both of the bus routes at approximately SEK 90 million. Traffic start is scheduled for the autumn of 2018 and covers in total 32 electric buses.

In Malmö, a number of strategies are being pursued in order to meet the ambitious target of fossil fuel-free public transport by 2020. By prioritising resource-efficient buses run on green electricity, gas emissions and noise levels are reduced and it is thereby possible to contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of public transport and travel by bus, while at the same time contributing to an improved customer experience and urban environment.

The information comprises such as Nobina AB (publ) is obliged to publicly disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Market Act. Through the contact person below, the information was submitted for publication at 03.00 pm CET on 5 April 2017. 

For further information, please contact:
Annika Molander, Communications Director Nobina AB, +46 733 55 06 16

About Nobina
Nobina is the largest and most experienced public bus transport service provider in the Nordic region. The Company’s expertise in prospecting, tendering and active management of public bus transport contracts in combination with long-term delivery quality makes Nobina an industry leader in terms of profitability, development and initiatives that promote a healthier industry. Every day, Nobina ensures that more than one million people arrive at work, school or other activities by delivering contracted public bus transport services in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In addition, Nobina offers express bus services under the Swebus brand in the Swedish market. The Company has sales in excess of SEK 8 billion (2015/16), approximately 10,000 employees, and is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm. For more information, see Nobina’s website: www.nobina.com .

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