Over half of Lhasa's bus fleet goes green

Updated:2018-02-23 15:29:10

  LHASA - Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has put 128 new gas-electric hybrid buses on its roads this year, local authorities said Friday.

  There are now 312 buses running on new energy in Lhasa, accounting for 60 percent of the city's public bus fleet, according to the local transport department.

  "The new energy bus can reduce exhaust emissions by 70 percent compared to the gasoline ones, and the noise can be reduced by 90 percent," said Gogyi, deputy general manager of the city's public transport company.

  According to Lhasa Communications Industry Group, the city will continue its progress on green commuting. By the end of this year, the total number of new energy buses is expected to reach 80 percent of the city's bus fleet.

  Last year, 192 gas-electric hybrid taxis were put into use in the city. The bike-sharing company ofo also launched its services in Lhasa, releasing 3,600 shared bikes onto the streets.

  The total number of vehicles in Lhasa had reached 220,000 by the end of last year.