The first 5 environmental friendly trolleybuses out of a planned 50 were delivered to the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk on 18 May. The launch event was attended by representatives of the Kremenchuk City authorities, as well as guests of the city, and a representative of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund. The guests and journalists enjoyed a trip on the new trolleybuses together with Kremenchuk citizens.
The new, comfortable trolleybuses were manufactured by the Ukrainian company "Bogdan" and delivered to Kremenchuk as part of the EBRD project, implemented with the support of the E5P (where the EU is a major donor) and the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.
The E5P is part of the EU4Energy Initiative. EU4Energy covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
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