Since August, 52 brand new buses have been operating on HSL bus routes. This is an unusually high number of new buses to introduce at the same time. New vehicles allow bus companies to give up older buses.
The new buses are diesel vehicles that meet the Euro 6 emissions standards with a particular focus on reducing nitrogen dioxide and particulate emissions. The Euro 6 standards cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 20% from the Euro 5 engine standards.
All new buses have USB plugs for charging mobile phones and laptops. In addition, they have three pram spaces, one more than most older buses. The new buses are also equipped with automatic air conditioning.