Transport minister François Bausch (second from left) inaugurated the fully electric bus line on Thursday
Photo: Transport ministry
Regional bus line 305 taking passengers between Bettembourg and Dudelange has gone fully electric.
On Thursday, transport minister François Bausch inaugurated the seven new Citea LLE-99 electric buses. The buses are equipped with two charging systems: one enabling them to be charged overnight and the second to charge between runs. Charging stations are located at the Autocars Pletschette depot.
Bausch said the RGTR line was an important step in the government’s strategy to electrify mobility and be less reliant on fossil fuel-powered public road transport.
Among other things, Luxembourg is rolling out 800 charging stations for private vehicles by the end of 2020. At the end of 2018, it opened the first stretch of the tram in Kirchberg. Starting 1 January, 2018, Luxembourg began offering a €2,500 tax allowance on the purchase of electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles in the grand duchy. There is also a tax bonus for zero-emission company cars (outside of leasing).
Meanwhile, the state and Luxembourg police are investing heavily in electric vehicles.