German Flixbus tests world’s first electric long-haul bus route in France
Europe’s largest coach service, Flixbus, will use fully electric buses on the 150-kilometre route between Paris and Amiens, the company said in a press release. Flixbus says this will be the world’s first trial of e-buses on a long-haul route. “At the moment, the purchase of e-buses is significantly more expensive, but we are convinced this investment will pay off in the future,” Flixbus founder André Schwämmlein said. The first German route will be trialled from this summer.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.