Environment Ministry to purchase 220 pollution-free buses

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

The Environmental Protection Ministry announces an investment of NIS 59 million ($18 million) in the purchase of 220 new pollution-free, electric buses.

The buses are set to run in Haifa, Rishon Lezion, Eilat, Yavne, Ashdod, Petah Tikva, Bnei Brak, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Ramat Gan.

Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel says her goal is to have all city buses go electric by 2025.

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