Savonlinja

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Finnish bus company offers bus passengers low emission travel with Green Journey

In cooperation with Neste, Savonlinja is introducing a surcharge called ‘Green Journey’ on the normal bus ticket price. By choosing the Green Journey, customers will be reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of their bus ride by an average of 90% compared to fossil diesel.

Savonlinja aims to be Finland's most environmentally friendly bus company. By using Neste MY Renewable Diesel for their Helsinki Area local bus routes in 2018, Savonlinja already reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent for 570 passenger cars.

 “Environmental values ​​are important to us on every level of our business, and we strive to constantly choose greener alternatives. We do everything we can to offer cleaner transport services. Renewable diesel is a great option when looking at the bigger picture of traffic and transport,“ says Savonlinja’s Chief Business Officer Harri Leskinen.

First in Finland offering cleaner travelling for bus passengers

From May 2019 onwards, customers with the Savonlinja bus company will also be able to opt for a lower-emission travel on long-distance journeys.

The Green Journey is an optional surcharge that can be paid on a regular long-distance ticket. While the minimum charge is one euro, customers can choose the amount themselves.

Savonlinja will use the money collected through the Green Journey service to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by fuelling its buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel™, which is produced entirely from waste and residues.

Embracing cleaner future together with customers

Green Journey -service can be purchased from Savonlinja's online store or their Linjalla application. Based on the amount of tickets sold, customers can also follow the greenhouse gas emissions through their website.

According to Leskinen, travel-related choices are one of the most important opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - and at Savonlinja, they want to provide an easy way to do this.

“Customers have told us that they would like to have more climate and environmentally friendly transport options. Green Journey is the answer to this. Our long-term goal is to be able to use only renewable fuel in our entire fleet,” Harri Leskinen reveals.

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NESTE MY RENEWABLE DIESEL REDUCES EMISSIONS FROM MOTORING

  • Made entirely from waste and residues, Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps motorists and transport companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
  • In Finland, Neste MY Renewable Diesel has been available since the beginning of 2017 and is equivalent to the best fossil diesel on the market. About one in five Finns already selects Neste MY Renewable Diesel, if it is available at the local service station.
  • Neste MY renewable diesel can be used as it is and is compatible with all diesel engines.

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