The shift to electric-drive city buses seems to be increasingly gaining momentum with European cities in particular seeing positives in making a switch from diesel-powered buses.
And, as we’ve covered previously, electric-power for city buses is ideal – there’s plenty of space for hefty battery packs and most buses don’t cover large distances in total each day.
Just about every major truck/bus manufacturer has invested in electric-drive buses, including CNH Industrial, parent company of Iveco.
The Iveco-owned European bus brand, HEULIEZ BUS, has just received its first major order for its new range of electric city buses – the GX 437 ELEC.
The order came from TIDE BUSS one of Norway’s largest passenger transport operators and will see 10 electric buses deployed on the streets of Trondheim, a city famous for its efforts to shift to sustainable transport.
Set to come online in 2019, the GX 437 is an 18-metre long articulated bus with a 130-passenger capacity.
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