The Naples public transport municipal operator, ANM, has made significant strides in its commitment to sustainable urban mobility with the recent awarding of contracts for electric buses.
The tender, issued in September for up to 253 vehicles of varying lengths, aimed to transform the city’s public transportation fleet.
The results of the tender, reported by Italian trade media Autobusweb, reveal that while the first two lots, comprising 65 short vehicles, received no bids, the remaining lots saw victories for Iveco Bus and BYD.
Iveco Bus emerged as the winner of the third lot, securing a batch of 46 units with lengths ranging from 9 to 10 meters.
Simultaneously, BYD triumphed in the lots for 11-meter, 12-meter, and 18-meter electric buses, totaling an impressive 142 units.
The tender, with an option for an additional 50 vehicles, focuses on depot-charged battery-electric buses.
The initiative aligns with Naples’ commitment to fostering sustainable and environmentally friendly public transportation solutions.
In September, the details of the tender were outlined, encompassing various vehicle lengths and associated costs:
- 6,075,000 euros for the supply of 15 mini buses with a unit price of 405,000 euros
- 26,750,000 euros for the supply of 50 short buses with a unit price of 535,000 euros
- 25,300,000 euros for the supply of 46 medium buses with a unit price of 550,000 euros
- 44,850,000 euros for the supply of 78 regular buses with a unit price of 575,000 euros
- 30,000,000 euros for the supply of 50 short buses with a unit price of 600,000 euros
- 11,207,000 euros for the supply of 14 short buses with a unit price of 800,500 euros
While the first two lots faced challenges, the success in awarding the remaining contracts represents a significant step towards Naples’ green mobility ambitions.