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New initiative will provide charging infrastructure for emission-free buses in Hamburg

The expansion of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Hamburg

  • March 05, 2018 12:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Mobility and accessibility are key elements of the environmental and economic sustainability aspects. The German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is providing 8.6 million Euro to improve the charging infrastructure in bus depots in Hamburg. The project will run until the end of 2019 and aims to contribute to the improvement of the urban air quality, while strengthening electric mobility in Hamburg.

The Hamburg pilot project is unique in that to date no bus depot has been designed to supply a pure battery bus fleet . From 2020, both Hochbahn und Hamburg-Holstein GmbH will purchase only emission-free buses converting  all 1500 buses in the fleet. For this to happen, all bus depots must be completely equipped with the requirements of electric vehicles, including the charging infrastructure for the new buses.

Source: Cities Today

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