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Moscow is gradually phasing out public transport that runs on diesel or gasoline. This can significantly reduce emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere.

The Moscow electric bus fleet is the largest in Europe and one of the most modern in the world. This was stated by Sergei Sobyanin during an interview with the TV channel “Russia 24” on Petersburg International Economic Forum

“Since this year, we have stopped buying buses on diesel and gasoline fuel. We switched to the purchase of electric buses. Of course, our fleet of buses with internal combustion engines is still quite large, but it will decrease every year. We will purchase almost exclusively electric buses. And today the fleet of electric buses in Moscow is the largest in Europe and one of the most modern in the world, ”said the Moscow Mayor.

Electric buses have been running along the streets of the Russian capital since 2018. Now this type of transport serves 45 routes. There are already 600 electric buses in the park, and another 400 vehicles are expected to be delivered by the end of 2021. This year, the assembly of electric buses began in Moscow: production was opened at the Sokolnichesky car repair and construction plant

Thanks to the development of electric transport in the capital, emissions of pollutants have been reduced. Last year, this indicator decreased by about for 40 thousand tons

“Moscow’s environmental program is based primarily on increasing the level of environmental friendliness of the transport itself. As I said, this is the production of new types of gasoline, new requirements for the ecology of vehicles that enter the city, new engines for cars that appear, ”added Sergei Sobyanin.

The reorganization of the former industrial zones and factories also had a positive impact on the ecology of the city. According to the Mayor of Moscow, there were many complaints from local residents about the depressed abandoned areas. And now they create new jobs, build housing, social and cultural facilities, and equip parks. So, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an agreement was signed on the integrated development of the Kuntsevo industrial zone

The forum will run until June 5. It is a leading platform for business representatives to communicate and discuss key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets and the world at large.

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