An all-electric regional bus network
The network consists of 31 vehicles and comprises seven routes, all of which are connected to the railway and bus station in Aalborg, the fourth-largest city in the country. The buses serve a large part of the region, which has a population of 500,000, and cover approximately four million kilometres per year.
Through this contract, Keolis will contribute to the renewal of the network's fleet, which will run exclusively on electric power by 1st April 2023. The new electric buses are the new and innovative model 3.0 launched by Ebusco late 2021. Composite material and carbon parts reduces drastically the weight of the bus which enables higher passenger capacity and longer range. The depot, in Tylstrup, will be equipped with a charging infrastructure for approximately ten electric vehicles.
Keolis will take on 90 new members of staff as part of the contract, including 80 drivers.