Amsterdam including 84 VDL Citea electrical buses; choice for 130 extra

Amsterdam including 84 VDL Citea electrical buses; choice for 130 extra


GVB, the general public transport firm of Amsterdam, is additional increasing its electrical fleet with 84 new technology VDL Citeas. These autos, based mostly totally on an electrical powertrain, will likely be deployed from 2023 onwards. The framework contract consists of an choice for an additional 130 new VDL Citeas, which within the coming years will contribute to an additional discount in CO2 emissions.

VDL Bus & Coach will ship 30 articulated new technology VDL Citeas of sort LF-181 and 54 VDL Citeas LF-122. For the enlargement of the GVB fleet, VDL Bus & Coach can be liable for implementing the charging infrastructure. GVB has been utilizing electrical buses for the reason that finish of 2019: 44 are at the moment in service and an extra 31 will enter service in the course of the summer season interval, bringing the full variety of electrical buses to 75 in 2022.

Amsterdam has developed the Route Map Amsterdam Local weather Impartial 2050: the town will cut back its CO2 emissions by 5% in 2025, 55% in 2030 and 95% in 2050 in comparison with 1990 ranges. A part of that is that GVB supplies fully emission-free bus transport in 2025.

With this order, the GVB fleet will finally be totally VDL. GVB goes to section out the final diesel buses and completely change to zero emission VDL Citeas in Amsterdam.

—Ard Romers, managing director of VDL Bus & Coach Nederland

Because the introduction of the primary Citea SLF-120 Electrical in Geneva in the course of the UITP Mobility & Metropolis Transport exhibition in 2013, VDL Bus & Coach has centered strongly on electrical mobility.

In 2021, VDL Bus & Coach offered the brand new technology of electrical Citeas. Primarily based on the VDL imaginative and prescient, a bus idea has been developed that’s totally based mostly on an electrical drive prepare and options batteries within the flooring, a one-piece composite aspect wall, intelligent vitality administration, a complicated local weather management system and an ergonomic driver’s atmosphere. With these 5 improvements, VDL Bus & Coach launched the brand new technology Citea product vary, consisting of 4 size variants and 5 sorts. The vary of the brand new technology of Citeas has been significantly improved.

The brand new technology of Citeas has already been offered in a number of nations and will likely be deployed in numerous cities and areas beginning this yr: The Netherlands (Eindhoven), Finland (Kotka and Lahti), Belgium (all of Flanders), Germany (Oberhausen and Braunschweig) and France (Bordeaux).

GVB supplies public transport in and round Amsterdam. Earlier than the coronavirus outbreak, GVB transported roughly 938,000 passengers on a mean working day by metro, tram and bus, and on the ferries throughout the IJ and the North Sea Canal.


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September 2022