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Transport and vehicles

Traffic is one of the major sources of environmental pollution. More than one third of all greenhouse gas emissions produced by Finns stem from transport and traffic. Car use cannot be stopped completely due to the long distances people need to travel and the sparsely populated regions in Finland, but there are also other alternatives. For example, in a city the size of Lappeenranta, using public transport rather than running a second family car is a sensible option.

Alternative fuel options are also available for everyday drivers instead of petrol or diesel. We can run our cars on biofuel, natural gas, or electricity. When you cruise along in a biogas-fuelled care, you help save the environment and yourself some money!

Select a climate action:

  • Use public transport
  • Reduce private car use
  • Walk and cycle
  • Share a ride
  • Plan routes
  • Combine trips to the store and work


Drive economically

  • Buy a biogas, hybrid or electric car
  • Economical driving
  • Avoid keeping unnecessary items in the car
  • Maintain the correct tire pressure
  • Accelerate briskly to the permitted driving speed
  • Drive at a steady speed, use cruise control, and anticipate hills
  • Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking
  • Remember to maintain a safe distance between vehicles
  • Think ahead
  • Use engine braking
  • Check your tire pressure
  • Preheat the engine if the temperature falls below +5°C

Capital of Finland

Lappeenranta has been chosen as the Climate Capital of Finland by WWF in 2014 and 2016.

Lappeenranta 2050