Koncar Delivers First Low-Floor Trams to Latvian City of Liepaja

Lauren Simmonds

November the 10th, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has put an enormous amount of business of all kinds on pause, or cancelled it all completely. It’s difficult to read a positive business story of late, with the spread of the new virus and government measures making imports, exports and travel of all kinds more and more difficult. Koncar, however, has managed to succeed in the city of Liepaja.

Koncar is known throughout Croatia and the country’s immediate region for its continued successful business operations in often difficult and unfavourable conditions, and not even the ongoing global pandemic has managed to throw a proverbial spanner in the works of the company’s business moves.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, on Monday, the company Koncar – Elektricna vozila presented the first low-floor electric tram of the twelve that were contracted, which will operate on the streets of the Latvian city of Liepaja, with the value of two contracts for these trams amounting to around 18 million euros in total.

The tram is intended for public transport around the city of Liepaja which is located the Baltic coast, and this is the delivery of the first of a total of twelve contracted trams for a Latvian customer, with their production defined within the scope of two contracts.

The collaboration between Koncar and its Latvian client initially began back in November 2018 when a contract was signed for the delivery of six low-floor trams for the city of Lijepaja, while the second contract, which regarded six more trams, was concluded back in August this year. The purchase of these Koncar-built vehicles is co-financed from European Union (EU) funds in the generous amount of 85 percent.

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