Electric bus charging solutions, Netherlands
The Passenger Transport Authority for the Province of Limburg wanted a solution for a zero-emission bus operation. It was part of our bid to win the Netherlands’ largest transport contract, worth over €2bn.
Entire systems change needed
However, introducing zero-emission bus operations impacts on the network infrastructure, routes and environment. Calculating where to locate fast-loading charges and reviewing route changes require careful consideration and co-ordination with local communities and stakeholders.
goal for emission-free public transport in Maastricht
zero-emission goal in entire province
We developed and piloted an electric bus charging solution on four bus lines in Maastricht and Venlo for a year. This included setting up fast charging stations and equipping bus depots with overnight units.
We also worked with our supplier to develop a smaller electric bus for Venlo where the road infrastructure is too tight for the normal 12m buses. The new ones were on the road within just 12 months.
zero-emission buses in Limburg
minutes to charge