Transport Minister Eamon Ryan will formally introduce the new service at Limerick's Colbert Station.

A total of 55 brand-new double-decker battery-electric buses will run more than 2.1 million emission-free km annually across Limerick city service as part of the initiative.

At Limerick's Roxboro depot, freshly constructed charging infrastructure will be used to power the all-electric buses.

The investment comes after Athlone's first-ever all-electric town bus service was introduced in January 2023, making history in Ireland.

"Government is committed to the greening of our public transport services and today represents an important step towards meeting our climate targets, while also providing a quieter, cleaner bus service for the people of Limerick," Minister Ryan stated in a statement prior to the launch.

The CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham, listed numerous advantages of the new fleet.

"The NTA's continued commitment to decarbonising the urban bus fleet reaches a significant milestone with the deployment of the 34 cutting-edge electric buses in Limerick today.

"These zero-emission vehicles will not only provide a smoother, more accessible journey for our customers but will also significantly reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution in the areas they operate," said Ms. Graham.

Stephen Kent, CEO of Bus Éireann, said: "Our mission is to help make life better and this transformative €54m investment in a new zero-emission fleet, funded by the NTA, helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions, providing a cleaner and greener public transport solution for everyone in Limerick city."