Together with the Upper Austrian Transport Association, Postbus is testing an electric bus for its suitability for everyday use. In Linz, it will be on the road for our passengers until April 8.
Electric buses have long since ceased to be a niche topic. Postbus can already draw on several years of experience with e-buses. In addition to our two e-citybus vignettes in Judenburg and Wolfsberg, the first four climate heroes in Vorarlberg, powered by green electricity, went into regular operation in February 2020. This makes us a reliable partner for transport associations. We are therefore all the more pleased to be joining forces with the Upper Austrian Transport Association to launch an e-bus test in both rural and urban areas in Upper Austria.
At the forefront of the future
This demonstrates once again that we are playing a clear pioneering role in the Austrian bus market when it comes to alternative drive technologies. By using e-buses, we are making a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in Austria. This is because each e-bus saves around 90% of CO2 over its lifetime compared to a conventional diesel bus.
The bus's batteries, with a total capacity of 240 kWh, are charged overnight or during breaks in the journey, thus avoiding unproductive idle time. The bus itself is whisper-quiet and completely emission-free on the road. The bus can be seen and tested by our passengers on lines 345, 360, 361 and 400 between Linz City, Enns, Mauthausen and Katsdorf until April 8.