BlueOrange provides EUR 7.2 million to support Nordeka in buying new buses
August 02, 2021
On Sunday, August 1, the first 7 electric minibuses of the Nordeka bus transportation company started operating on routes in the Bauska District and the Pierīga Region (surroundings of Riga). With BlueOrange Bank financing in the amount of EUR 7.2 million, Nordeka has expanded its fleet for passenger transportation.
Nordeka is the first road transport operator in Latvia to launch regional carriage of passengers with Altas Novus Ecoline electric minibuses built on the basis of the Mercedes Sprinter model. The distance that electric minibuses can cover with a full charge is 200 km. A total of 6 charging stations are currently available for them in the territory of the Nordeka bus depot – in Bauska and Riga.
“At BlueOrange, we believe that supporting high-quality passenger transportation in Latvia is important, since the advancement level of public transport is directly related to the convenience of people’s daily life,” comments Dmitrijs Latiševs, Chief Executive Officer at BlueOrange Bank. “When granting a loan to AS Nordeka, the fact that we support a brand-new initiative in Latvia that has global significance – the use of green energy in passenger transportation – was especially important for us,” notes D. Latiševs.