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Copenhagen city buses will be electric by 2025

All diesel-powered buses in Copenhagen will be replaced by electric buses by 2025. This will contribute to the City of Copenhagen’s goal of becoming carbon neutral.

City buses in Copenhagen must be powered by electricity – or have the same environmental and noise-reducing properties as electric buses – no later than 2025.

This initiative will contribute to the City of Copenhagen’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.

Green bus fleet by 2025

For two years, the City of Copenhagen, transport company Movia and energy company E. ON have tested electric buses, and 92 percent of passengers are happy.

Copenhagen will now invest heavily in green transport.

“All Copenhageners should be able to go about the streets of Copenhagen without the risk of getting respiratory diseases. It is our ambition to replace the entire bus fleet in Copenhagen with busses which do not pollute, but are powered by green energy”
- Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen

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Cleaner, greener and much less noisy

Electric buses are 3-4 times more energy efficient than regular buses: A new diesel bus uses 3-4 times more energy than an electric bus. Electric buses are also significantly less noisy than diesel buses – especially when they start. And finally, electric buses emit no CO2, NOx and particulate matter from the tailpipe.

“Green transport targets two major challenges; carbon emissions as well as air pollution in the big cities. Denmark has set the ambitious goal of becoming entirely free of fossil fuels by 2050. This offers ideal conditions for the development and distribution of new green solutions in the transport sector ”
- Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity

According to plan, the last diesel-powered buses in Copenhagen will be phased out by 2025 at the latest.

However, one bug needs to be fixed first: Charging the electric busses is sometimes too time-consuming, according to the bus drivers.

Discover more about green mobility in Copenhagen

If you want to know more about your opportunities in green mobility, cleantech and circular economy in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Djouhara Westberg, Senior Investment Manager, Cleantech & Circular Economy, by email: or phone: 0045 40 22 14 36.