The city of Utrecht has purchased the first of 10 new electric buses as part of its efforts to further green its public transport fleet.

The 12-metre electric buses will be used to create an all-electric bus line by spring 2017, replacing the existing 10 diesel buses that currently operate on Line 1 of the city’s bus service.

The purchase is a joint initiative between the Utrecht public transport bus provider, Qbuzz, the municipality, and the province.  All three have jointly invested € 4 million for the operational costs of the new buses.