With the deployment of 8 new electrical buses from Netherlands-based producer Ebusco, the Munich Visitors Affiliation (MVG) has absolutely electrified town’s bus line 144, which runs over the Landshutter Allee and thru Olympia Park. The brand new 12-meter Ebusco 2.2 metropolis buses be part of 4 Ebusco buses that have been delivered to Munich earlier this yr.
Line 144 is the primary within the metropolis to be served totally by battery-electric buses. A second line, line 100, may even be electrified by the tip of the yr.
“The Ebusco 2.2 is a fully-fledged various to the normal diesel bus,” stated Peter Bijvelds, CEO of Ebusco. “Our buses can simply run for as much as 300 km on a single battery cost. In consequence, they solely must cost at night time to run their complete service through the day.”
“Our objective is to transform our bus fleet virtually utterly to electrical buses over the following 10 years and to run them on inexperienced electrical energy,” stated Ingo Wortmann, CEO of MVG. “Two absolutely electrical traces are a great begin to achieve expertise. A situation for this sustainable transition is that electrical buses are simply as environment friendly as the present diesel buses. They want highly effective batteries with a protracted vary. Then again, the buses ought to have sufficient passenger capability to have the ability to function on our busiest routes.”
One other essential step within the transition to a totally electrical bus fleet is the institution of charging infrastructure on the MVG depot in East Munich. This was not too long ago supplemented with 10 further Ebusco chargers, which is able to permit 15 buses to be charged on the identical time.
“Public transport stays a forerunner within the subject of environmental safety,” stated Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter. “We’ll proceed the transition to emission-free public transport at excessive velocity in our bus, tram and metro networks. We’d like a substitute for the automotive, and public transport is an environment friendly and enticing resolution for this.”