The board of administrators of the Flemish Transport Firm De Lijn has began a brand new buy process to order as much as 1,250 emission-free buses of assorted sorts with lengths from roughly 8.5 to 24 meters.
This process will run in parallel to the framework settlement for a most of 350 normal e-buses that was awarded final yr. Final yr, De Lijn ordered 60 battery-electric buses with a size of 12 meters from Van Hool (36) and VDL (24).
Inside the financing framework of the approaching years, De Lijn will take away a most of EUR3 and EUR4 buses from the fleet and exchange them with emission-free battery buses. These previous buses are chargeable for a lot of the automobile fleet’s emissions.
De Lijn opted for 2 framework agreements for a time period of six years. Inside every lot of the framework agreements, the utmost variety of automobiles that may be bought is indicated. The efficient quantity that will likely be bought will depend upon expertise developments throughout the time period of the framework settlement. The most important undertaking comprises the next heaps:
Articulated e-buses (size approx. 18 meters, most 500 buses)
Normal e-buses (size approx. 12 meters, most 500 buses)
Metropolis e-buses (size approx. 10 meters, most 75 buses)
E-HOV buses (high-quality public transport such because the Ringtrambus) (size approx. 18 meters, most 75 buses)
E-HOV buses (size approx. 24 meters, most 75 buses)
The buses on this giant framework settlement will likely be bought in phases relying on the wants and the community.
As well as, De Lijn has additionally revealed a framework settlement for a most of 25 midi buses (size approx. 8 meters). These e-buses, which may transport roughly 50 passengers, will likely be included in a separate tender. This enables De Lijn to reply to particular calls for from cities and municipalities for smaller buses. The primary midi e-buses will likely be ordered later this yr, with anticipated commissioning in Bruges in the summertime of 2023.