“Cities want e-buses from auto industry”
The public transport companies of several large German cities have formed an initiative to increase pressure on the auto industry to accelerate the development of electric buses, reports Ann-Kathrin Nezik in Der Spiegel. Carmakers had to prove that they are able to supply e-buses ready for series production, said Henrik Falk, head of the Hamburger Hochbahn. “The market exists,” he added. Until now, public bus transport relies almost entirely on diesel vehicles, and there are only few pilot tests for alternative drives, writes Nezik.
Read an online version of the article in German here.