#Building the Future
Decarbonization of public transport.
(PRR support - C15. Sustainable mobility - 01/C15-i05 - Decarbonization of public transport)
With the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, Portugal wants the transport and mobility sector to reduce its emissions by 40% compared to 2005.
To achieve this goal, the PRR - Recovery and Resilience Plan - Decarbonization of Public Transport was created, financed by the Environmental Fund.
Aware of the high contribution of its activity to achieving this common goal, Scotturb - Transportes Urbanos, Lda. applied to this fund for the acquisition of 20 electric vehicles and 10 charging posts.
The new Salvador Caetano electric buses were partly financed through the incentive given to transport companies, which consists of a 70% difference between the cost of a diesel bus and an electric bus.
The financial support granted to Scotturb amounted to 3,602,355.93 million euros in public incentives.
The result will be reflected in an estimated decrease in GHG emissions of 2005.76 tonCO2eq, and an estimated decrease in annual energy consumption of 502.25 toe.