Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Bus depot (OSY) in Athens on Wednesday where he was briefed on the newly added electric buses by Transport Minister Christos Staikouras.

During his visit, Mitsotakis also entered a new bus and engaged in conversation with a bus driver.

In subsequent statements, the prime minister highlighted the progress, stating, “Already, 250 buses are operational, including 140 in Athens and 110 in Thessaloniki, with more to come.”

He emphasized the government’s commitment to enhancing public transportation in both cities, aiming for 900 buses in Athens by the end of 2025. The initiative focuses on replacing older buses with modern, eco-friendly models featuring improved amenities for accessibility and comfort.

Furthermore, Mitsotakis underscored that these efforts are financed through the Recovery Fund, reflecting responsible resource management. He stressed the government’s goal to increase route frequency, enhance sustainable urban mobility and prioritize citizens’ daily lives.

Mitsotakis expressed confidence that all project deadlines will be met, promising a notable enhancement in citizens’ commuting experiences.

These modern electric buses are equipped with ramps and designated spots for people with disabilities, along with USB ports at every seat. They also include a front windshield safety system that aids the driver by emitting a distinctive sound upon detecting obstacles.

These 12-meter vehicles boast a 350 kW engine and a range of 207 kilometers, as specified by the manufacturer. They can accommodate a total of 75 passengers, with seating available for 35 individuals.