Keolis has been operating Odense’s urban bus network on behalf of FynBus since 2015. Under the new contract, which begins in August 2023, Keolis will replace 20 of the 70-strong bus fleet with fully electric vehicles. The e-buses, which are manufactured by Yutong, are due for delivery in spring 2021. Keolis will also train drivers and maintenance staff, test the e-buses prior to their launch and install e-bus charging stations in the depot to enable a full 6-hour overnight charge.
225 drivers operate the 70 urban buses in Odense, Denmark's third largest city (200,000 inhabitants) located on the central island of Funen (west of the island of Zealand). In 2021, the bus network, which features 10 lines, will be reconfigured to ensure optimal connectivity with the Odense tram network which Keolis will launch in the autumn.