Acting for the ecological transition

By reducing the use of private cars, our mobility solutions provide an initial response to climate change. We go further by offering our partners energy-efficient, low-carbon mobility solutions in all the countries where we operate.

Deploying sustainable mobility solutions alongside public transpot authorities

We operate more than ten modes of transport every day, including metros, trams and trains. These low-carbon shared mobility solutions allow for millions of people to travel while limiting their CO2 emissions.  Our action to promote carbon neutrality in transport doesn't stop there. We support public transport authorities (PTAs) in the energy transition of their bus fleets and are a driving force in the development of soft mobility like cycling. At the same time, we are doing everything in our power to control the environmental footprint of our activities.

Our energy transition targets for 2030

·       Reduce the Group's carbon intensity per kilometre by 30% compared to 2019

·       Triple the share of kilometres covered by vehicles running on alternative fuels

·       Increase our share of ISO 14001* certified revenues from 44% in 2020 to 80%.

* ISO 14001 is the environmental management standard. 

Accelerating the energy transition of buses

We draw on our operational expertise in all alternative fuels to diesel to guide public transport authorities in their decision-making. This enables local regions to benefit from the most appropriate solution in terms of energy, vehicle and infrastructure. Over the course of our contracts, we help them to train and appropriate the new technologies available on the market. For each project, we systematically take into account the goals and challenges of the local region, current and future regulations and the project's technical and economic feasibility.

Share of alternative fuels in our bus fleets*

·       4,054 buses run on alternative fuels to diesel and petrol

·       2,020 buses run on natural gas for vehicles (NGV) and biogas / Bio-NGV

·       +89% of electric buses since 2019

*Figures as of end 2020

Keolis operates Europe's largest electric bus network in the Netherlands

Since December 2020, Keolis has been operating and maintaining a network of 246 electric buses, equipped with 177 charging terminals in the provinces of Gelderland, Flevoland and Overijssel. This is unprecedented deployment should reduce emissions of CO2 by 15,755 tonnes and emissions of fine particles by 133 kilos over the 25 million kilometres driven each year.

Keolis launches a 100% electric bus in Norway

We have launched a 100% carbon-free bus network in Bergen, the country's second-largest city after the capital. We operate and maintain 138 buses that run exclusively on alternative energies, including 102 electric vehicles. The aim? Reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 85% over the ten-year contract period compared to a fleet of diesel vehicles.

Promoting the development of "new mobilities" in local regions

From bike-share schemes and bike rentals to carpooling, carsharing and autonomous vehicles, Keolis offers local regions the opportunity to explore all possible mobility solutions in order to address the issue of the first and last mile, encourage the modal shift and further reduce polluting emissions.

Alès: a multimodal approach to the network energy transition

Keolis is trying out a range of solutions to support the Alès conurbation in the energy transition of its vehicle fleet: introducing a hydrogen bus, converting downtown shuttles to electric power, deploying the first public carsharing network in France, doubling the size of the electric bike fleet (200 since January 2021) and providing 50 electrically assisted scooters.

Reducing the environmental footprint of our business

Keolis has been very proactive in reducing its energy consumption and pollutant emissions in all its entities. In 2018, our subsidiaries adopted a plan to prioritise energy-saving measures, based on several goals: making our buildings more energy efficient, controlling our water consumption, recovering our waste and training our drivers in eco-driving.

Training to drive in a way that respects the environment

Eco-driving can reduce vehicle fuel consumption by up to 5%. Specifically, this means keeping the RPMs as low as possible, maintaining a stable speed and adopting a smooth driving style. Our bus and coach drivers are trained in this type of "economical" driving as well as in eco-friendly behaviours, notably through simulator sessions offered by the Keolis Training Institute.

▪          5,000 drivers trained every year

▪          3,571 vehicles fitted with eco-driving assistance systems

▪          120 sites equipped with a system to recycle vehicle washing water

▪          130 sites equipped with a rainwater collection system

▪          76% of the Keolis Group's hazardous waste and 60% of non-hazardous waste is recovered

Podcast, Let's Talk : Bruno Lapeyrie, Director, Bus and Energy Center of Excellence