Electric buses are key to reducing air and noise pollution in cities, and thus improving the quality of life. Just having one eBus traveling approximately 200 km per day can save about 60 tons of CO2 per year, even compared to the most modern diesel buses. For this reason, the electrification of local public transportation is often an essential aspect of climate measures in cities.
“The depot will be the new home of our eBus fleet, which we’ll successively expand through the next years,” said Josef Hasler, Chief executive of VAG. “We are very pleased to be working with Siemens to further advance our e-mobility strategy for local public transportation. With the technology company's experience in both grid and charging solutions, we can design the charging depot for maximum efficiency and ensure high availability for our eBus fleet. eMobility is the future, also in the bus sector. Charged with green electricity, the buses create real value for the environment, the climate as well as the citizens and they contribute significantly to the transformation of transportation.”
At a total of 39 parking spaces in the innovative eBus Port of VAG, the charging infrastructure from Siemens will support simultaneous charging of up to 20 buses overnight or during other breaks in operations.