Norway is working towards cutting down pollution with the world’s first zero-emissions public transportation network. Oslo is on course to become the first capital city in the entire world to have an all-electric public transport system, Euro News reports.
Oslo hopes to reach its goal by the end of 2023 as a part of its grand plan to become the world’s first completely emissions-free city by 2030. Oslo has already electrified most of the ferries, and it also has an extremely large tram and bike network.
The country will swap out the old diesel-fueled buses with 450 brand-new electric ones. They believe it will be a great investment and save the city a tremendous amount of money in the long run.
“The maintenance is cheaper, it’s also cheaper for the operators of the electric buses,” Sirin Stav, Oslo’s Vice-Mayor who leads the environment and transport, said. “All in all, this is a win-win situation.”
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