From July 2021, in Föli, approximately 4,6 million kilometres a year will be driven on an emission-free and quiet electric bus, instead of a diesel bus. This equals to 5800 tonnes less carbon dioxide emissions a year.
Föli's electric buses are an emission-free choice!
The electrification of transport began in 2016
The first electric buses started operating on line 1 between the port, the city centre, and the airport in 2016.
To date, 2 million kilometres have been driven on line 1 electric buses, and CO2 emissions have decreased by 2000 tonnes.
The Clean Vehicles Directive, aligned by the European Union, and the city of Turku's objective of being carbon-neutral in 2029, strongly steer public transport towards electric vehicles.
115 emission-free cycles around the world
From 1 July 2021, Föli will have a total of 61 electric buses.
The new transport agreements will save 5800 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. And with the new electric buses, Föli accumulates 4.6 million electric kilometres a year. This equals to the yearly amount of 115 emission-free cycles around the world with Föli's electric buses.
Have you already travelled by electric bus?
Electric bus services are not only emission-free and cost-effective, but also considerably quiet, making travel even more comfortable. You can experience the smooth and pleasant electric bus ride on lines 1, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 13, 31, 32, 42, 61, 92, and 93. Find more detailed information about electric buses on different lines below.
Linkkers on line 1
Finnish two-axle Linkker electric buses have operated in Föli's traffic since 2016. They can be travelled on on line 1 operated by Turku Urban Traffic Ltd: port - city centre - airport.
Linkker's electric buses have 41 seats. The vehicles are 13 metres long.
BYDs on lines 6, 7, 7A, 31, 32, 42, 92, and 93
Nobina will start operations at Föli on 1 July 2021. The B15E01 Nobina electric buses, manufactured in China, are operating on lines 6, 7, 7A, 31, 32, 42, 92, and 93. They are 15-metre-long, 3-door bogie electric buses with 50 seats.
Yutongs on lines 8, 13 and 61
On lines 8, 13 and 61 operated by LS-Liikennelinjat, you can travel on the 15-metre-long Yutong E15 bogie buses. Yutongs are manufactured in China. They have 50 seats.
Carbon neutral Turku
The aim of the city of Turku is to be carbon neutral in 2029, and resource-wise in 2040. Carbon neutrality means that carbon dioxide emissions are equal to their sequestration from the atmosphere. From 2029 onwards, Turku will be climate positive, in other words, it will cool the atmosphere. Resource wisdom refers to the sustainable use of natural resources. No waste or emissions are generated in the city.
The transport system is the second most important source of emissions. Traffic causes about a quarter of Turku's emissions (in 2020). The city of Turku develops sustainable transportation solutions, which support the city's climate goals, increase the city's comfortability and competitiveness, and create new business models. A carbon neutral transportation system consists of various solutions supporting each other. These include the development of electric transport, digital solutions, shared vehicles, the development of pedestrian and bicycle traffic, and the Mobility as a Service operating model.