Electric Bus Line 79 begins operation in Dresden

18 June 2015  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Dresden City Transport (DVB) revealed the new Solaris battery bus Urbino 12 in a ceremony marking the start of the city’s Electric Bus Line 79.

Electric Bus Line 79 begins operation in Dresden

The ceremony, attended by representatives of the German Federal Ministry and Digital Infrastructure, marked the start of passenger services on the new electric line. The ‘Electric Bus Line 79’ project forms part of the wider ‘Electric mobility connects’ programme of the Federal States of Bavaria and Saxony. The electric line is one of forty projects in the programme which received €1.1 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Electric Bus Line 79 begins operation in Dresden

The Solaris Urbino 12 battery bus for DVB is fitted with a 160 kW engine and 200 kWh batteries, allowing non-stop operation on the planned route with a maximum daily mileage of 300 kilometres. The vehicle will run on line 79 which connects the districts Mickten and Übigau. The batteries will be topped up via roof-mounted pantograph at the terminus, which will take only three to four minutes. A plug connection will be used for overnight charging in the depot.

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