New electric bus for lines 6 and 236 in Merano

Another electric bus will soon be in service on SASA lines in Merano. Another step towards a low-emission future in local public transport. 
SASA continues to commit to low-emission local transport. In a few days, a new electric bus will enter service on lines 6 and 236 in Merano. The routes of the two lines place particular requirements on the bus due to the topographical conditions. With a length of only 8 meters, the bus provides space for a maximum of 48 passengers and is ideal for the route to Thurnstein due to its excellent maneuverability. 
"A green local public transport service increasingly converted to electric is a fundamental part of our city development strategy, which aims to make environmental sustainability a more widespread and practicable mode - from structural and infrastructural interventions to mobility to tourist promotion. The topographical conformation of our municipal territory and certain narrower and more winding streets require special vehicles. I am confident that this new vehicle will fully meet the needs of Merano's users," reiterated the Mayor of Merano, Dario Dal Medico. 
"With the introduction of another electric bus into service, we now have 26 zero-emission buses in our fleet," says SASA President Astrid Kofler. "We are consciously focusing on both hydrogen and battery bus technologies to be able to offer the right solution in every case, depending on the circumstances. We look forward to offering our passengers a sustainable alternative and constantly improving the comfort and reliability of local public transport," concludes Kofler. 
"It is an extreme pleasure to be able to contribute to the green transition process in a forward-thinking territory like that of the province of Bolzano, which has been committed to renewing its fleet with sustainable solutions for years. This is the first RAMPINI ELTRON electric bus delivered to SASA, which will be used in suburban areas, thus constituting a further step in the decarbonization of public transport services even outside city centers," declares Caterina Rampini, Vice President and CEO of RAMPINI.