Keolis zet volop in op elektrisch vervoer, ook voor openbaar vervoer. Wij beschikken over grote en kleine voertuigen. Elektrische voertuigen zijn milieuvriendelijk, zeer wendbaar en produceren weinig geluid. Dankzij onze internationale projecten hebben we een expertise waar je kan op rekenen.
Vehicles for the city centre and customised transport
Smaller buses for the city centre and customised transport. For example, a city shuttle or a shuttle between parking and event location. The municipal executive of Bruges and Keolis conducted a pilot project with electric public transport. They sought and found a solution for mobility with minimum impact in a small, manoeuvrable and 100% electric vehicle. During this 3-month project, the electric bus was extensively tested and approved by passengers, road users and the municipal executive.
Vehicles for core and additional network
Bigger buses are suitable for the urban area (core and additional network). Internationally, Keolis is involved in numerous projects involving big buses on the public transport network.
Since 2019, 300 electric Keolis buses have been operating on the Dutch public transport network in the provinces of Overijssel, Flevoland and Gelderland. Every year, around 17 million passengers are transported cleanly, silently and reliably.
In France, Australia and Canada, electric buses also provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution. Regional and urban transport as well as inter-city transport and airport transport are all electric. All these projects show that Keolis is ready for the future and demonstrate the expertise that it has acquired with respect to electric and new mobility.
In Sweden, 94% of our fleet is already powered by alternative fuels, including electricity. Keolis wants to support organisers and governments in their plans to stimulate and promote sustainable mobility. The advantages of an electric vehicle are also endless. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also minimises odour and noise nuisance experienced by pedestrians and local residents.
Other examples of Keolis' electric expertise
In Caen, Keolis runs the Twisto network. Here a free and 100% electric shuttlebus transports residents and visitors in the city centre of Caen. The service uses a minibus with a capacity of 22 passengers.
In Amiens, Keolis operates 43 electric buses on 3 bus routes. These routes supplement the existing Ametis network that forms the core network. In this way, Keolis has increased the number of passengers by 28%. Thanks to this network, Keolis became the biggest operator of electric buses in France.
In the metropolis around Tours, three local lines using 100% electric shuttles were created to make it easier for residents to move around sustainably. The electric shuttles promote intermodality and are being added to an existing line. People travelling on the fil bleu network can reach the tram stations, P&R and bicycle parks more easily. With an operating radius of 130 km, the Bluebus shuttles can be charged at 220V in 8 hours.