In mid-June, an electric biscuit – as it is increasingly used in public transport in cities and in the tourist area, has passed a performance and high mountain check on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The model region of the KEM Tourism center region Zell am See-Kaprun, Sebastian Vitzthum, was there in this performance test and showed afterwards thrilled.
Even before Stefan SchnOll, David Gruber (Managing Director Silenth.EU), Sebastian Schuschnig (LR Carinthia), Sebastian Vitzthum (Model Region Manager KEM Tourism Focus region Zell am See-Kaprun) as well as some media representatives in the e-bus rose, with its more than 14 tons of curb weight, 350 kW (475 hp) performance and a range of almost 500 km already covered more than 100 km long arrival from Salzburg. Then the twelve meter long lower floor and panoramabus put the ultimate power and high mountain check “Grossglockner High Alpine Road” with their 36 sweeps and a slope of up to twelve percent completely problem-free.
After the bus had returned for another 24 km in the high mountains, the high goal, the pass of Grossglockner Hochalpenstrabe to 2504 meters and at the same time border of the two federal states of Salzburg and Carinthia, was detected significantly more than 50 percent residual capacity. Also the 20 km long driveway to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Height, directly at the foot of the Grossglockner (Austria’s highest mountain with 3798 meters), mastered the purely electronically operated bus without difficulty. The return trip over Fusch on the Grossglocknerstrabe, Zell am See and the Tauern motorway to Salzburg set with a total length of about 330 km, including a third in the mountains, no problem.
Why is this test so interesting?
Lr Sebastian Schuschnig from Carinthia brings it to the point why this test ride was so unusual: “Sustainability is becoming more and more important both in mobility and tourism. Today’s test result on the Grossglockner shows in the middle of a sensitive natural landscape that gentle tourism and sustainable mobility will be able to go even stronger hand in the future “. The use of alternatives and climate-friendly technologies, such as the electrical or hydrogen drive, is the basis for this and now State of the Art. “Climate-friendly drives will also gradually determine our mobile future as well as mobility on vacation,” said Schuschnig.
That the climate and energy tourism focus region Zell am See-Kaprun was there in this test, is no coincidence. KEM management maintains intensive contact with David Gruber, Managing Director of Silenth.EU and expert in terms of e-mobility. So it is no secret that that bus, which was tested on the Grossglockner, could also be used in the climate and energy model region.
“Buses like these represent important solutions in the creation of climate-friendly mobility offers in the region,” says Sebastian Vitzthum: “Mobility and associated public arrival after Zell am See is the sometimes most important pillar of the KEM project. For those guests who travel publicly into the region in the future, we will create innovative and climate-friendly mobility offers and the 100 percent electric core of Silenth.EU is a very interesting opportunity to make the on-site mobility in the Zell am See-Kaprun region climate-friendly and resource-saving “. The test has worked outstanding and show that e-mobility for large means of transport also works in the high mountains.
Is it to David Gruber, Managing Director of Silenth.EU, the matter is clear anyway: “E-buses and purely electrical heavy traffic have often been deadly steaded, as it was the case with the E-car ahead of a few years ago. We have been able to prove today that the electric biscuit is great for the high mountains over all expectations “. This Embassy is mainly important for communities and public authorities.
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