Electric buses appear to be proving themselves ideal for inner-city duties, now we’re starting to see the technology extend to inter-city services in Europe.
As we reported back in April, FlixBus commenced a service using their e-bus electric coaches on the route from Paris to Amiens (a distance of 120 kilometres).
Now the business is kicking off a similar service between Frankfurt and Mannheim in Germany (an 84 kilometre run).
The German bus will travel on 100% clean energy provided by Greenpeace Energy and will be recharged “once or twice per day”.
“We want to help shape the future of mobility.” says André Schwämmlein, Founder and CEO of FlixBus.
“Although e-buses are currently much more expensive to buy, we are convinced that this will be a worthwhile investment in the long run, for our company, our customers and the environment.
“As a provider, we are demonstrating that this is a potential turning point in mobility.”
FlixBus estimate the use of the e-bus on the Frankfurt – Mannheim route will save approximately 82 tons of CO2 emissions in its first year of operations.
“Our mission at FlixMobility is to provide options for sustainable, environmentally-friendly travel to fit the wants and needs of travelers.
“We truly believe that comfortable, convenient and green travel is possible for everyone.”
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