22 May 2016

POSTAUTO STARTS AN ELECTRIC BUS PROJECT IN SWITZERLAND WITH EBUSCO

PostAuto Schweiz AG has decided to go for a long term test with two different electric bus companies in the area of Obwalden and Bern. Ebusco B.V. is one of the selected companies. Ebusco‘s newest bus, the 2.1 HV, has already been tested in January this year with very good results.

The electric buses must prove their functionality and reliability on different routes. The project also claims to get a clear view of the maintenance and charging of the batteries in practice. PostAuto will lease the vehicles. The objective of the test is also to answer the question, what kind of electrical energy PostAuto will use to power the system. Therefore PostAuto will cooperate with the electric power plant of Obwalden.

The management of PostAuto confirms that electric mobility also has the future in Switzerland. With this electric bus project PostAuto wants to be the first company in Switzerland using electric buses on their bus lines. Ebusco’s fully electric bus will be operational around January 2017.



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