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New year to see first hybrid bus for Lanzarote 

PAGE 14 NEW YEAR TO SEE HYBRID BUS

Lanzarote is planning to have its first hybrid bus in 2018. The Cabildo intends to incorporate sustainable vehicles into the Interurban Public Transport Service with the aim of reducing the impact of emissions on the environment.

Transport councillor Patrica Pérez said they valued sustainability and efficiency and would soon be asking for tenders for the supply of the vehicles.

One of two new buses will be a hybrid and the other a EURO VI (non-polluting combustion system), which will be incorporated into the service through an open procedure with a budget of around 530,000 euros (IGIC included), with financing from the governments of Spain and the Canary Islands.

According to Patricia Pérez, the first hybrid bus from Lanzarote will be operational in 2018.

“It is also an adapted vehicle that meets the needs of people with reduced mobility,” she said.

This action is part of the Energy Model Change strategy led by the Cabildo de Lanzarote and that it is carried out transversally in all its areas.

The bidding procedure was made public in the Journal of the European Union (DOUE) and in the Public Sector Contracting platform on December 22nd. The deadline for submission of offers ends on January 29th.