It seems that ZET’s attempt to become a bit more environmentally friendly has fallen flat on its face, at least for now. The twelve electric cars that the Zagreb transport company procured to transport passengers around the Croatian capital have averaged in at a mere one passenger per day.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 15th of November, 2019, ZET also warned that since last December, the twelve electric cars have been driving in Zagreb’s Lower Town (Donji grad) only, while in Gornji grad (Upper Town) they have been operating since July, while around the Jarun lake area, they have been operating “recently”.
According to ZET’s data on the tickets they sold to tourists for taking them on tours around the city using electric vehicles, they sold just under 400 tickets, which means that the twelve “e-city tour vehicles” have been driving just one passenger each day in the centre of the Croatian capital since last December, meaning that since these golf cars were put into circulation, they’ve earned four thousand kuna.
According to what ZET told Vecernji list, they’re still not operating these vehicles in Gornji and Donji grad on a daily basis ”because they don’t drive in adverse weather conditions” and because of “the frequent special traffic regulations in the city centre, such as those created to allow for sporting, cultural and other events”. Despite what seem like excuses, these e-vehicles are still very much a hit, at least according to ZET.
”With the introduction of these electric vehicles, the tourist offer of Zagreb was further enriched, which has been confirmed by the praise and positive comments from numerous guests,” they claim.
”Following the technical evaluation of tourist lines so far, preconditions have been created for intensifying the service starting with Advent, while in 2020, additional service development and connections, ie, integration with our other tourist lines, are expected,” the Zagreb public transport company points out.