The 111 electric buses launched yesterday bring to 206 the number of electric buses in operation around Schiphol airport, Amsterdam. The debut in operation was celebrated yesterday by the transport authority Vervoerregio Amsterdam and the operator Transdev Nederland – Connexxion. They’ll be operating in the Amstelland-Meerlanden concession.
85% of the concession bus fleet is now zero emissions.
Ebusco and VDL e-buses in Amsterdam – Schiphol
The order was signed in late 2019 and provided for 156 Ebusco electric buses. 45 of them were headed to Haarlem-IJmond concession, with 111 bound to the nearby of Schiphol. They join the VDL e-buses already delivered in 2018.
In 2015, the leaders of the PTAs in the Netherlands came to an agreement. From 2025 on, newly bought buses for public transport can only be emission free. In 2030 the entire fleet (around 5,000 buses) has to be clean on the exhaust pipe. 1,000 e-buses were in operation in the country in late 2020.
“In the Amsterdam Transport Region we are on course to achieve the ambition of having public transport run entirely on zero emissions in 2025,” said Gerard Slegers, vice-chairman of the board of the Amsterdam Transport Region.
Credit picture: Linkedin page of Transdev Nederland