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.
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.
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.
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.