ELECTRIC AND NEW TROLLEY BUSES: ROMANIA IS UPGRADING BUS TRANSPORT
Romania is upgrading its bus public transport. In three cities tenders are on going for the purchase of in total 156 buses and charging equipment. For two cities earlier this month a tender is published to purchase 56 electric buses including charging equipment and for the third city it concerns 100 trolley buses. The responsible organisation is the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration/ Ministerul Dezvoltării Regionale și Administrației Publice (MDRAP).
Bids are invited to supply 56 electric articulated buses of 18 metres length along with 19 fast charging stations and 56 slow charging stations in two lots at two locations in Romania. Lot 1 includes supply of 12 buses along with four fast charging and 12 slow charging stations in the city of Brașov, a town of 300 thousand inhabitants located at 200 kilometres north of the capital Bucharest. Lot 2 includes the supply of 44 buses along with 15 fast charging and 44 slow charging stations for Timișoara. The total value of the contract is RON184.5 million of €38.722.676. Closing date for the presentation of the bids will be April 10th. Funding is partially by EU. Further details for the ebus tender are available at the EU tender website.
Further more Bucharest has issued a tender for 100 trolleybuses (IMC) for an estimate value of €45 million. These buses will be 12 meter long and with a low floor and a capacity of at least 96 people and at least 24 seats. Because these vehicles will be used in suburban areas of the capital city where is not yet an electric wire network, they have to charged 'under wire' or 'In Motion Charging' (IMC). There for the trolleybuses require an autonomy of 20 kilometres. The deadline for submitting bids is April 15, to be evaluated by September 15. http://www.mdrap.ro/en/