Oct 26, 2022 - 01:05 pm
De Lijn orders more SPIE-Ekoenergetyka depot charging
In Belgium, the Flemish public transport company De Lijn has ordered 252 additional depot charging stations for its electric and hybrid buses. The order goes to SPIE-Ekoenergetyka as an extension of the existing cooperation. The new charging stations are scheduled to go into operation in 2023 and 2024.
Aug 31, 2022 - 02:17 pm
Flanders tasks TotalEnergies to install 4,400 charge points
The Flemish government has commissioned TotalEnergies to install and commercially operate a charging network for electric vehicles. France’s oil corporation will establish 4,400 AC charge points in the West Flanders and Flemish Brabant regions over the next two years.
Jul 11, 2022 - 04:55 pm
De Lijn goes for charging management from PSI Transcom
In Belgium, the Flemish public transport company De Lijn is procuring the PSI eBus charging and depot management system from German supplier PSI Transcom for its electric buses. The software package will control the charging processes of the electric buses and the movements of all buses in De Lijn’s depots.
Mar 31, 2022 - 12:55 pm
De Lijn to buy up to 1,250 electric buses within 6 years
The Board of Directors at De Lijn has agreed to procure up to 1,250 electric buses to take up service in Flanders over the next six years. The new tenders include zero-emission vehicles, from midi-buses over city buses to extra-long double bendy buses and run parallel to another tender issued last year.
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:47 pm
Flanders grants operators €22,000 to buy electric buses
In the Flemish region of Belgium, bus operators may now claim 21,700 euros a year when replacing diesel buses with zero-emission models. Flanders’ government, together with the Federation of Belgian Coach and Bus Operators (FBAA) and De Lijn, have made concrete agreements.
Nov 8, 2021 - 01:42 pm
Flanders to phase out ICE vehicles from 2029
A climate plan has now been drawn up by the Flemish regional government to phase out the sale of cars and vans with combustion engines in favour of electrically powered vehicles from 2029. This phase-out includes petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles.
Jul 21, 2021 - 01:12 pm
Belgium: De Lijn converts to plug-in hybrid buses
Flemish public transport operator De Lijn procures 44 new articulated buses with plug-in hybrid drives to green its operations. In addition, the operator will also convert 280 existing hybrid buses to plug-in hybrids to increase their electric range, out of a total fleet of 530.
Jun 27, 2021 - 01:13 pm
Fastned to build fast-chargers in Flanders
Dutch charging infrastructure specialist Fastned has been selected by the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI) in Belgium to implement five large fast-charging stations in commercial areas – mainly on main roads in West Flanders.
Nov 24, 2020 - 04:05 pm
Flanders targets 30,000 new charging points by 2025
The Belgian region of Flanders is reserving 30 million euros to build up to 30,000 additional charging points by 2025. This was announced by Flemish Mobility Minister Lydia Peeters. The aim is to provide a fast-charging facility with every 25 kilometres along the major transport axes.
Dec 4, 2019 - 10:27 pm
BE: Engie installs new wind park + charging island
In cooperation with Engie, the port of Zeebrugge becomes the location of the largest onshore wind farm in Flanders with a total capacity of 44 MW. Engie will also install the country’s largest EV charging island with 308 charging points by EVBox.
Oct 28, 2019 - 02:19 pm
The city of Brussels to ban petrol and diesel 2035
The Brussels regional government in Belgium is banning diesel vehicles from 2030 and petrol vehicles from 2035. Meanwhile, the Flemish Region of Belgium has announced that it will discontinue its subsidy programme for electric vehicles from January 2020.
Jun 6, 2018 - 05:28 pm
Belgium: Electric buses coming to Ghent and Leuven
VDL Bus & Coach has received an order from Flanders. Transport operator De Lijn wants to buy 146 buses in total, among them a large batch of hybrid models and some all-electric ones to arrive early next year. The buses will serve on routes in Ghent and Leuven.