The first electric bus has arrived to Cyprus and it will soon appear on the roads of Paphos.
The Municipality of Paphos reports that the cost of the vehicle is about 260,000 euros. It can accommodate 22 people and is specially equipped for people with disabilities. The first test routes will start just in a few days.
The bus will run on special “green routes”. They will pass through the main streets and the historical center of the city and will also take passengers to all archaeological sites of Kato Paphos.
Electric bus rides will be free of charge for all, both locals and tourists.
The bus was purchased through a tender within the framework of the ECOROUTS project, which is part of the cooperation programme between Greece and Cyprus – Interreg V-A. It aims to support entrepreneurship and the implementation of modern information and communication technologies.
The total budget of Interreg VA “Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020” is EUR 1,262,200.00, of which EUR 336,000 are allocated to the Municipality of Paphos.
The Municipalities of Heraklion, Chania and Aradipa are also involved in the project.