Heuliez to deliver 200 electric buses to Marseille

The city bus brand Heuliez, which belongs to the Iveco Group, has been commissioned by Régie des Transports Métropolitains (RTM) to supply 200 electric buses. The first GX 337 Elec buses are to be delivered this year and the remaining vehicles by 2027.

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The major electric bus order from the south of France, worth 125 million euros, is intended to represent “an important step in the large-scale electrification of Marseille’s public transport network”, according to the short press release. With the delivery of the 200 electric buses, more than a third of the RTM fleet will be purely electric.

The public transport operator has opted for the new generation of the GX 337 Elec from Heuliez. However, the extent to which this generation differs from the previous one remains to be seen. The only thing that is clear is that they can be recharged in the depot or during operation using lowerable pantographs. However, the city bus brand, which belongs to the Iveco Group, does not provide any details on this either.

Instead, the importance of the order is emphasised. Domenico Nucera, President of the Bus Business Unit of the Iveco Group, said: “We are really proud that Marseille has chosen us as a partner in its ambitious electrification project, and we look forward to supporting the city as it transitions towards a more sustainable future. This sizable contract underscores the effectiveness of our electric mobility solutions in meeting the decarbonisation needs of public transport operators all over Europe.”


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about „Heuliez to deliver 200 electric buses to Marseille“
Steve Vogal
15.02.2024 um 20:48
Who is supplying the batteries?

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