Almost 4% of the RGTR bus network fleet will be electric or plug-in hybrids by January 2019
Almost 4% of the RGTR bus network fleet will be electric or plug-in hybrids by January 2019, according to the Green party infrastructure minister.
Responding to a parliamentary question (pdf), François Bausch revealed the fleet would by then have 30 electric buses and 6 plug-in hybrids. Among the lines that will be served by the vehicles will be the 305 Bettembourg-Dudelange, line 215 between Bascharage and Luxembourg, the 290 from Mersch to Luxembourg, and line 226 from Bertrange to Hesperange.
Bausch was responding to a parliamentary question from DP MPs Max Hahn and Claude Lamberty about the decarbonisation of the RGTR fleet of buses. Bausch was “persuaded that from 2030 the majority of the RGTR network will be operated by a zero-emission fleet even if I cannot currently predict what technology it will use,” he stated on 28 May.
Bausch said the main obstacles for creating a 100% zero-emission fleet were mainly linked to the recharging infrastructure and associated costs. As an example, he cited the charging station project planned for Alzingen, which was withdrawn after local residents complained.