Swiss Electric and Hybrid Buses

Project type: Energy Efficiency

Project location: Switzerland

Project status: In operation, credits available

Annual CO₂ reduction: 1300 t

The FOEN-certified climate protection programme promotes the use of alternative drive technologies on Swiss roads. Replacing conventional diesel buses with electric and hybrid buses cuts down on fossil fuels and thus avoids CO₂ emissions.

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The number of electric and hybrid buses on Swiss roads remains small. Conventional diesel buses are still the first choice for new acquisitions. Key reasons for this are the high investment costs for electric and hybrid buses and the lack of experience.

The climate protection programme encourages the purchase of electric and hybrid buses. As a FOEN-registered programme, reduction certificates issued by the FOEN can be purchased for reductions in CO₂ emissions generated by the electric and hybrid buses. The proceeds from the sale of the certificates enable bus operators to plan their capital outlays more profitably in the medium term. The support programme runs until at least 2030, subject to demand for certificates based on the revised CO₂ law of 1 January 2021.


Use our contribution calculator to calculate the individual subsidy contribution for your company. The programme is open to both public transport operators as well as private bus companies throughout Switzerland.


Foundation myclimate, Tel +41 44 500 43 50


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