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Project type: Energy Efficiency
Project location: Switzerland
Project status: In operation, exclusive
Annual CO₂ reduction: ca. > 5,000 t (till 2030)
The FOEN-certified climate protection programme promotes the use of alternative drive technologies on Swiss roads. Replacing conventional diesel buses with electric and hybrid buses cuts down on fossil fuels and thus avoids CO₂ emissions.
The number of electric buses, hybrid buses and hybrid trolley buses on Swiss roads remains small. Conventional diesel buses are still the first choice for new acquisitions. Key reasons for this are the high investment costs and the lack of experience with alternative technologies.
The climate protection programme encourages the purchase of electric and hybrid buses. As a FOEN-registered programme, reduction certificates issued by the FOEN can be purchased for reductions in CO₂ emissions generated by the electric-, hybrid- and hybrid trolley buses. There is also a subsidy program for hydrogen buses by our partner organization KliK. The proceeds from the sale of the certificates enable bus operators to plan their capital outlays more profitably in the medium term. The support programme runs until at least 2030, subject to demand for certificates based on the revised CO₂ law expected in 2022.
Where does the funding come from?
This climate protection programme has been made possible thanks to funding from the KliK Foundation. Go to our Info page to learn how the funding mechanism works for mandatory contributions to climate protection.
Use our contribution calculator to calculate the individual subsidy contribution for your company. The programme is open to both public transport operators as well as private bus companies throughout Switzerland.
Foundation myclimate, Tel +41 44 500 43 50
Did you know...?
Thanks to the participation in the support programme for electric and hybrid buses...
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The programme contributes to sustainable urban development with 118 additional buses using renewable technologies and helps prevent air and noise pollution.
The programme saved 1,905 t CO2 in 2021.