From mid-May onward, customers with the Savonlinja bus company will be able to opt for a lower-emission journey. In cooperation with Neste, Savonlinja is introducing a surcharge, called Green Travel, on the normal bus ticket price. The customer is free to decide the amount of this additional charge.
Savonlinja will use the money collected through the Green Travel service to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by fueling its buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which is produced entirely from waste and residues. By paying a Green Travel surcharge of their own choosing, customers will be reducing their bus ride’s greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 90% compared to fossil diesel. This arrangement is the first of its kind in Finland.
Green Travel service will be available to all Savonlinja’s long-distance passengers. Green Travel can be purchased for regular long-distance tickets via the mobile application “Linjalla” and at the Savonlinja online store. Customers decide on the price of the Green Travel themselves. The minimum amount for the service is one euro. The low-emission option is also available to customers for charter bus services.
As part of the cooperation, Savonlinja will double the amount of money its customers pay for Green Travel service and use these funds for cutting down greenhouse gas emissions by refueling with Neste MY Renewable Diesel.