The BVG lifts the Berlin electromobility as part of the project “E-Metrobus” to a new stage. With the Solaris Urbino 18 Electric has recently been the first fully electric powered articulated bus to Germany’s largest city bus fleet. 16 more will follow in the next few weeks. After a short test operation, the new E-Schlenkis should take over all the rides on the 200’s line from summer and thus provide even better air in the city center.
Just like the vehicles of the former joint bus fleet are the new additions 18 meters long and can accommodate 99 passengers. For a noticeable difference, the almost noiseless electrical drive ensures. For the first time in Berlin, the new vehicles are loaded within minutes by pantograph at the final stops. The required fast load columns supplies Siemens. The first copy at the Hertzallee went to the net at the end of last week.
“The first e-joint buses are another milestone for climate protection and the modernization of BVG. More and more buses with innovative electric drive replace the old diesel vehicles. This is how mobility becomes clean, quieter and environmentally friendly. All this is good for Berlin.”- Regine Gunther, Senator for the environment, traffic and climate protection
“This project is groundbreaking for electromobility in Berlin,” says Dr. Rolf Erfurt, BVG board operation. Steering buses are “the backbone” of the Berlin bus fleet and the BVG is very glad to test them in the electrically powered variant. In addition, we will see how well the loading at the final points of the high-frequency line 200 works.”To clarify such questions, the BVG has joined the project for a research constellation with the TU Berlin and the Reiner Lemoine Institute.
The vehicles and infrastructure are procured as part of the research and development project “E-Metrobus”. The project volume amounts to around 16.74 million euros. Of this, the BVG assumes those costs incurred for comparable diesel buses. In the context of the funding directive Electromobility, the project is funded with a total of 4.3 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The remaining additional costs takes over the country Berlin.
The first of 90 new Urbino 12 Electric are here
The country Berlin and the BVG expand the Berlin E-Bus Fleet with another model, the Solaris New Urbino 12 Electric, the smaller brother of the 18 Electric and no joint. Recently, the first of a total of 90 vehicles of the type Solaris New Urbino 12 Electric, which will increase the BVG fleet from this year, in service. In addition to the electric drive, the new vehicle generation is also traveling with fully electric heating and air conditioning and thus 100 percent locally emission-free. Size, capacity and charging technology correspond to those of the predecessor model, which was already operating in the past year at the BVG. Trained eyes recognize the new vehicles on a small facelift.
The first 30 e-buses of the new batch come to Berlin until the beginning of April. 60 more buses follow from the beginning of August to the end of the year. Together with the 15 last year’s electric cusses of Mercedes and Solaris and a vehicle from the research campus Mobility2Grid, the fleet is then 61 electrically powered imperial. With the use of these vehicles, the BVG saves an annual output of around 8000 tonnes of CO2. All electrically powered buses will find your new home at the Department of Indira-Gandhi Street. For this purpose, the BVG complements its 30 charging columns by another 83.
In addition to the lines 142, 259, 300 and 347 you will now be encountered on the lines 147, 155, 250, 294 and N50 e-buses. Except in the city center, the electric buses of the BVG will soon be part of HohenschOnhausen, Pankow, NiederschOnhausen, Friedrichsfelde and Wilhelmruh to the cityscape.
The cost of the 90 new vehicles, including the required charging infrastructure, are estimated at a total of around 61 million euros. The BVG plans in the start-up phase the procurement of a total of up to 210 electrically powered encapsers. This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Security with up to 35 million euros and by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with up to 12.7 million euros. The BVG assumes those costs incurred for comparable diesel buses. The remaining additional costs takes over the country Berlin.
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2 thoughts on “BVG flees more than 100 new electric breads, with and without joint”
Again and again amazing, which are already reinvented in practice proven procedures. The Opportunity Charging works, prove cities like Osnabruck and Munster, because it does not have to be explored. Even if joint trains are in operation, this does not change the method, only the higher base load is transferred to the required battery capacity. Finally, the future also arrives in Berlin.
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In Germany is always tested again and again although in other cities it is already great
Similar to Eberswalde there have been overhead line buses for years
And elsewhere is proudly researched and developed