Paris public transport to expand by 3,500 buses

Paris public transport operator Île-de-France Mobilités has announced plans to order 3,500 "clean" buses. The procurement is to kick off in 2025 and will last until 2028. The order is valued at €1.8 billion.

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Île-de-France Mobilités, the authority responsible for organizing public transport in the greater Paris area, is planning to order 3,500 “clean” buses for urban and interurban transport via the Centrale d’achat du transport public (CATP). According to the plans, around 1,000 of these new vehicles, which may be electric, hybrid or biogas-powered, are to be put into service each year between 2025 and 2028.

It is not known how many of the new buses will be purely electric. These new vehicles will complement the 4,200 “clean” buses and coaches (almost 40% of the fleet) already in use throughout the Île-de-France region.

In 2021, the public transport operator also placed a major bus fleet order, however, it focused only on electric buses, 800 of which were ordered. This order was to be fulfilled by 2024, thus making this the next step in the company’s fleet electrification plans., (in French)


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