Rome, Mottura (Atac): ’30 new hybrid buses presented, another 70 on the way’

‚ÄúToday we unveiled 30 new Mercedes Citaro hybrid buses that will enter service tomorrow. These cars anticipate the other 70 that will be delivered to the city by the autumn. “Giovanni Mottura, CEO of Atac declared.” It is truly a good opportunity to restart immediately with the investments envisaged in the arrangement plan – added Mottura – This is the first Atac self-financing investment of a sustainable nature. In this way we take a step forward compared to the traditional fleet by going to buy, with a race that Mercedes won, a vehicle that has very interesting characteristics in a future perspective. These buses, in addition to reducing emissions and consumption, are equipped with a technology that allows them not to have a recharging battery. The cars are equipped with supercapacitors that store energy and release it in order to allow savings. “” I like to think that this is one of the future steps that the company will have to take to move towards greater sustainability – said the administrator. unique of Atac – All this also avoids the disposal problem we have had in the past years. The electric fleet in fact requires higher maintenance and higher costs because the batteries also have to be replaced on a scheduled basis “.” With the arrival of these vehicles, the number of buses that have entered into operation since 2017 is about 900 and this figure allows us to say that finally the fleet has a concrete renewal. And we must not stop there because, if we manage to maintain this pace, we will have completely renewed the fleet over the next four years. Consequently, we will be able to begin to be a normal company that can renew its fleet over a decade, avoiding all the problems that have characterized the company in recent years “.

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