De Lijn orders 44 new hybrid buses
Flemish public transport company De Lijn has approved the purchase of 44 new plug-in hybrid buses. According to Belga, apart from that, another 280 hybrid buses will be transformed into e-hybrid buses.
“Those buses represent the next step in emission-free transport in city centers,” said Flemish Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters (Open Vld). By 2035. “By 2035, De Lijn will offer emission-free public transport on the entire Flemish territory.”
Today, De Lijn already manages 530 hybrid buses. Later, 44 new and 280 transformed buses will be added. Common hybrid buses have limited autonomy, and the diesel engine has to recharge the batteries. On the other hand, e-hybrid buses can ride fully electric over a 15 to 100 km distance.
So, shortly, De Lijn will be able to use 150 e-hybrid buses with an average emission-free autonomy of 15 km, 90 e-hybrid buses with a 30 km emission-free range, and 84 articulated e-hybrid buses with a 100 km emission-free range.