RISING TO THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
Keolis is playing a key role in reducing pollution and congestion by providing an alternative to the use of private cars in the form of attractive, high-performance shared mobility solutions. But the climate emergency, along with people’s growing expectations and tougher regulations, means that we must go further. In addition to electric trains, metros and trams, with their proven low-carbon footprints in major cities worldwide, we’re helping public transport authorities (PTAs) to deploy clean bus fleets that operate on alternative fuels to diesel and petrol, such as electricity, natural gas, bio-natural gas and hydrogen. To accelerate the shift to cleaner fuels, we integrate feedback from our initiatives around the world. We also draw on our Centre of Excellence for Buses and New Energies, which brings together our extensive know-how in alternative transport fuels, spanning each project stage from understanding the local challenges involved to support on technology choices, modelling and estimation of the total cost of ownership, bids, trials, training, rollout and maintenance. And as well as supporting PTAs in their conversion to alternative solutions, we help them optimise fuel consumption through various initiatives, including training on eco-driving.
LEADING THE WAY WITH ELECTRIC AND HYDROGEN BRT SERVICES
We deployed within six months of each other France’s first-ever all-electric bus rapid transit
(BRT) services for the city of Amiens and the Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz area in 2019. We introduced the world’s first fully hydrogenpowered BRT service in the city of Pau in December 2019. In all three cases, these environmentally responsible solutions generate zero emissions.
AROUND 140 MAINLY ELECTRIC BUSES IN NORWAY’S SECOND LARGEST CITY
In June 2019, we were awarded a new contract in Bergen, Norway - where we already operate the tram network - for the operation and maintenance of around 140 mainly electric buses. Expected to carry 17 million passengers a year, the fossil free buses will contribute to improving quality of life for the nearly 300,000 inhabitants of Norway’s second largest city.
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