1,000,000 km achieved by battery-powered trolleybus fleet in Montreux (Switzerland). The vehicles are equipped with Kiepe Electric IMC500 technology for off-wire operations.

16 Van Hool Exqui.City IMC trolleybuses have so far totaled 1,000,000 kilometers. The e-bus fleet at Lake Geneva is equipped with the IMC500 technology and was delivered between November 2019 and December 2020.

Thanks to the capability for operations without overhead lines, it has been possible to extend line 201 in Montreux to the new Chablais Riviera regional hospital. This overhead line-free route is quite short, thus a small battery could be installed in the buses.

In Italy, from mid-2022, a consortium of Kiepe Electric and Van Hool is to supply six zero-emission 18-meter Exqui.City trolleybuses with IMC technology to Pescara public transportation operators TUA.


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