Yesterday KM, Arriva Italia company operating in Cremona, introduced two new electric buses for the first time in the city; the vehicles were presented in a conference in the city center, and several authorities took part in the presentation: Angelo Costa, managing director of Arriva Italia, Gianluca Galimberti, mayor of Cremona, Simona Pasquali, councilor for mobility.
Citizens and journalists had the opportunity to see and visit the new buses, two Ecity L12 model made by chinese company Alfabus, with a guaranteed autonomy of more than 200 km. Arriva and Alfabus already partnered in the past, for the EXPO 2015 in Milan.
To manage the manutention of these two electric buses will be italian graduate Massimiliano Stiz, which showed the vehicles to the authorities and later in the conference the mayor itself congratulated with him for the competence and professionalism demonstrated.
“With this two buses we start a trial: the results and information collected will be useful to assess any additional strategies in the future – said Angelo Costa, managing director of Arriva Italia, during the press conference – It is essential to increasingly think of green and environmentally friendly mobility. Already in 2017, KM Cremona has purchased 9 latest-generation vehicles equipped with highly innovative Euro VI engines, which further reduce fuel consumption and emissions to minimum levels. Furthermore, all the electricity supply to meet the company’s needs – including recharging electric buses – will be certified by renewable sources, for an even greener city ”.
In order to meet the high expectations of both citizens and local authorities, especially about the reduction of polluting emissions and green mobility, the gradual introduction of an electric bus service is envisaged for Cremona urban transport; the people of Cremona will be able to enjoy a pleasant and peaceful travel experience, in total safety and with the utmost respect for the environment and the city.