ITM calls HUF 51 bln tender for electric bus procurement

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The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) is calling a HUF 51 billion tender for the procurement of electric buses and the construction of related charging infrastructure, state secretary for energy and climate policy Attila Steiner said on Friday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The tender is open for public transport companies operating in the agglomeration area of Budapest and in cities with a population above 25,000.

Funding intensity will be 80% for bus purchases and 60% for establishing charging infrastructure. The ITM expects that around 300-350 buses could be purchased through the tender.

Applications can be submitted from May 5 until September 30. 

The ITM noted that the government will be providing complete pre-financing for the tender as funding will be provided from Hungary's Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), but that plan has still not been approved by the European Commission.

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