From March 2015 Bucharest will be home to two new electric buses and will begin developing a new parking management system.

The buses, which can travel up to 250 kilometres daily when charged overnight, are being loaned to Bucharest for a trial period from a Chinese organisation.

‘The Chinese company has developed a very effective model of electric bus. They charge for a few hours at night and can run all the next day,’ said Ion Dedu, Executive Director of the Department of Transport.

The parking management plan is aimed at tackling congestion while increasing revenue from taxing surface parking.

It includes the development of new parking that will be integrated into the urban landscape, the introduction of automated payment systems and the installation of parking meters and barriers.

Original author: Alexia