Northern Europe: Keolis wins two contract extensions for e-buses in the Netherlands and Denmark

22nd November 2022

• Keolis has been awarded two major contract extensions in Northern Europe featuring
the integration of new electric vehicles.

• Province of Utrecht, the public transport authority (PTA) in Netherlands, has awarded
Keolis a two-year contract extension to operate and maintain its bus network in the
Utrecht area until December 2025. The contract will start in December 2023 and
features the addition of seven electric buses.

• Movia, the public transport authority (PTA) in Denmark, has also awarded Keolis a
four-year contract extension to operate and maintain one line of its network in the
Copenhagen area until 2026. Awarded in October 2022, the contract features the
commissioning of 17 electric buses to an existing fleet of 28 buses.

Deploying sustainable mobility solutions alongside public transport authorities

Keolis supports public transport authorities (PTAs) in the energy transition of their bus fleets thanks to its operational expertise with alternative fuels to diesel including electricity, natural gas, biogas and hydrogen. By offering a wide range of energy solutions that adapt to the maturity and ecosystem of each territory, Keolis advises and accompanies its PTA partners in identifying the most appropriate solution in terms of energy, vehicle and infrastructure.

Deeply engaged in energy transition

Present in the Netherlands since 1999, Keolis is deepening its presence in the country. In October 2022, the Province of Utrecht PTA awarded Keolis a two-year contract extension to operate and maintain the Utrecht area bus network.

In parallel, Movia, the PTA in East Denmark, granted a new contract for a four-year period to operate and maintain one of the lines of the Copenhagen area bus network, including the addition of seventeen new electric buses. Keolis has been present in Denmark since 2007 employing more than 1.800 people and operating 550 buses. Accelerating the energy transition is a priority for Keolis in pursuit of the PTA’s ambition to deliver a better quality of life for everyone.

In 2021, more than 4,000 alternative energy buses were operated globally including a 28%- increase in electric buses vs 2020.

Key figures for the Utrecht network

  • Started in in 2016: 2-year extension contract

  • 68 lines and 15 stations

  • 18 towns and 1.4 million inhabitants served

  • 222 buses including 7 fully electric in Amersfoort

  • 25 community buses: +21 new accessible community buses added

  • 100 bikes

  • 443 employees including 410 drivers and 33 staff

Key figures for the Copenhagen network

  • Started in 1996: 4-year extension contract

  • 1 line

  • 700.000 inhabitants, covering 50 kilometres

  • 28 buses: incl. 17 new electric ones