Feb 11, 2018 - 06:36 pm

VDL delivers Luxembourg’s largest electric bus fleet to date

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7 Citeas Electric buses have arrived in Luxembourg’s municipality of Bettembourg, making this the largest electric fleet currently operating in the country. It is VDL’s first order for e-buses including charging infrastructure in the tiny Grand Duchy.

The seven Citeas LLE-99 Electric by VDL have been put into service by Voyages Emile Weber. Deployed in Bettembourg, e-buses will cover a distance of some 1,400 km a day and form the largest all-electric fleet of Luxembourg, according to a statement by VDL.

The 9.9 metre EVs will be fast-charged at every opportunity during the day and slow-charged at night and supplied with energy again via a pantograph on the roof or a plug. VDL has delivered both the electric buses and the charging stations, including installation.

For VDL, it is the first order from Luxembourg and Ard Romers, director of VDL Bus & Coach Nederland, points to similar projects in the Netherlands and some German cities, that had well prepared the bus maker.

VDL calls its Citea LLE a “lightweight champion” that weighs over 1,000 kg less than a conventional 12-metre diesel bus.

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https://www.electrive.com/2018/02/11/vdl-delivers-luxembourgs-largest-electric-bus-fleet-date/
11.02.2018 18:25