May 31, 2023 - 03:05 pm
Mach2 consortium will unleash driverless shuttles in France
A French consortium comprising Alstom, EasyMile, Equans, Keolis, Renault Group and StatInf, is about to launch a fleet of autonomous minibuses. The project dubbed Mach2 includes level 4 autonomy, without a human driver onboard, and is a first in Europe.
Jul 3, 2022 - 05:24 pm
Jutland awards Keolis with deploying 100% electric bus fleet
Nordjyllands Trafikselskab, the public transport authority for Northern Denmark, has selected Keolis to electrify, operate and maintain the region’s bus network. The concession stipulates that Keolis must convert the entire fleet to zero-emission service by 1 April 2023.
Apr 4, 2022 - 02:50 pm
All-electric bus services to start in Senegal
Infrastructure investor Meridiam is implementing a large bus project in Africa with its partners Keolis and Fonsis. The concession contract now signed provides a total investment of more than 135 million euros for operating and maintaining an exclusively electric bus public transport network in Senegal’s capital Dakar.
Jan 6, 2022 - 11:25 am
Keolis decides to double-check their electric buses
There have been a number of reports of problems with the 246 BYD electric buses operated by Keolis in the Netherlands since December 2020. As a result, operator Keolis wants to check all 246 electric buses for the second time to solve problems.
Sep 28, 2021 - 04:44 pm
Keolis to operate 120 e-buses in southern France
The French Région Sud has commissioned Keolis to operate two sections of its regional transport network in the Alpes-Maritimes region of south-eastern France with buses for eight years from 1 January 2022. Within one year, the bus fleet will be all-electric.
May 19, 2021 - 02:31 pm
Keolis launches second 100% electric BRT line in France
Keolis has launched a second all-electric Bus Rapid Transit line on the French Basque Coast. The e-BRT is part of the Chronoplus transport network, linking Tarnos to Bayonne. The SMPBA (Syndicat des Mobilités Pays Basque Adour) operates the route.
May 6, 2021 - 02:27 pm
Keolis to deploy electric bendy-buses in Gothenburg
Keolis has been awarded a ten-year contract worth €150 million to run electric buses in Gothenburg, Sweden. The contract with the Västraffik transport association is due to take effect in June 2022 and involves replacing the city’s biogas and biodiesel buses.
Feb 17, 2021 - 06:37 pm
Yutong delivers 55 e-buses to Denmark
The public transport operator Keolis has received 55 e-buses from the Chinese manufacturer Yutong. The vehicles will be used for two projects in Denmark. Keolis has also secured an order from France.
Dec 15, 2020 - 10:08 pm
Keolis deploys more than 240 e-buses in the Netherlands
Keolis Nederland has put 246 all-electric buses into operation in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel. This is the bulk of the order for 259 e-buses awarded to BYD at the end of 2019. The remaining 13 battery buses are scheduled for delivery in spring 2021.
Dec 2, 2020 - 11:59 am
Bergen launches fossil-fuel free bus network
In Bergen, 102 battery-electric buses from Yutong took up service at the beginning of this month, 88 of which are 12 meters long and 14 of which are 15 meters long. Besides the Yutong buses, Polish bus maker Solaris has provided ten trolleybuses.
Jul 27, 2020 - 06:09 pm
Keolis extends electric fleet and contract term in Stockholm
Public transport operator Keolis has received a four-year extension of the existing contract for Stockholm from the Swedish transport authority Storstockholms Lokaltrafik. The contract has now been extended to August 2026 and the existing fleet is to be increased by 15 electric buses.
May 18, 2020 - 05:30 pm
Keolis orders 20 electric buses for use in Odense
The public transport operator Keolis will replace 20 of the 70 buses in the Danish city of Odense with electric buses. The electric buses manufactured by Yutong are to be delivered next spring and integrated into regular service.
Apr 15, 2020 - 07:52 pm
Keolis awarded electric bus operation in Copenhagen
Public transport operator Keolis has received a new order from Movia for the operation and maintenance of 47 buses in the Copenhagen area, 32 of which will be purely electric. The contract that worth over 100 million euros, is scheduled to start in June 2021.
Mar 25, 2020 - 02:50 pm
First fuel cell buses hit the roads in Denmark
Denmark’s first fuel cell buses went into operation this month in Aalborg. The three Van Hool A330s with technology from Ballard are used on lines 17 and 72 and were co-financed by the EU project 3Emotion.
Jan 13, 2020 - 02:30 pm
Orléans to acquire 180 electric buses by 2024
The French city of Orléans intends to procure 180 electric buses as part of its plan to implement a fully electric public transport system by 2024. The first 29 electric buses made by Spain’s Irizar are to go into operation in the first half of 2021.
Dec 18, 2019 - 11:37 am
World’s first hydrogen BRT launches in France
The first hydrogen-powered Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system has gone live in Pau, in the south of France. It is called Fébus and launched with the roll-out of a fleet of eight 18m Van Hool Exqui-City FC buses, serving a special six km route.
Dec 9, 2019 - 04:04 pm
Keolis orders 259 BYD buses to the Netherlands
BYD has received its largest single order ever for electric buses from Europe. Keolis Nederland has ordered 259 battery-electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer to be delivered from summer 2020. This is based on a new ten-year operating concession recently granted to Keolis.
Sep 12, 2019 - 05:27 pm
10 more Irizar electric buses for Keolis in France
Public transport operator Keolis has commissioned an electric bus line in the southwest of France where ten Irizar electric articulated buses will be put into operation. The twelve-kilometre line with 30 stations connects Bayonne with Biarritz.
Apr 14, 2019 - 11:34 pm
France: Keolis launches first VDL e-bus in Orléans
Transit operator Keolis has begun to gather real-life experience with electric transport as the first VDL Citea Electric bus was put in service in Orléans, France. Keolis operates the articulated e-bus on various lines.
Aug 19, 2018 - 07:06 pm
CA: Keolis & Navya launch first autonomous shuttles
The town of Candiac in Québec will see the first real-road trial of autonomous electric shuttles in Canada. Setup by Keolis using EVs from Navya, the trial will run over 12 months. The shuttles will serve on public roads on a 2-km stretch.