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20 Apr 2018

ALTERNATIVES IN PARIS

ALTERNATIVES IN PARIS Of all European capitals, Paris claims to lead the way in the move to zero- or low-emission buses. Firstly, Paris views hybrid as a transitional technology and not part of its long-term plans. Secondly, it sees biogas as a significant player in its fleet of the future
Greater similarity surrounds opinions on opportunity charging. It plays no part in Paris’s transition to procuring only alternative energy buses. Instead, RATP has settled on overnight recharging. “Satisfactory operation using opportunity charging is, we believe, expensive and difficult,” says Nicolas Cartier, bus 2025 Programme Director.

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19 Apr 2018

EUROPEAN DEBUT FOR SELFDRIVING BUS IN PARIS

EUROPEAN DEBUT FOR SELFDRIVING BUS IN PARIS Paris operator RATP has made a small start on automation, and a move towards buying only low- and zero-emission examples by 2025
Not only has RATP achieved a first for the continent with an Iveco that drives itself within depot confines, but it is pushing on with the bus2025 programme. That will see battery electric or biogas power all new purchases by 2025.

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