Two weeks ago, the starting signal was given for the operational launch of the e-buses in the southern Weinviertel. On 6 September, Postbus received an international delegation from Bhutan, which was interested in the showcase project.
No sooner was the electric bus deployment in the southern Weinviertel region presented to the public and the press than Postbus already received a request to visit the mobility project. With the showcase project, Postbus is on display and not only the eyes of the entire bus industry from Austria or Europe are on us. A network of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) is organising a conference in Vienna for a group of experts from Bhutan on the topic of electric vehicles for public transport. One item on the agenda: a visit to the e-buses in Gänserndorf. Because the Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas also wants to convert its bus operations to environmentally friendly and thus alternative drives. Experts from our partners VOR, EVN and the vehicle manufacturer Mercedes as well as Postbus welcomed the delegation in the heart of the e-bus operation in Gänserndorf.
The six-member delegation came, saw and was amazed
The guests were particularly interested in the electric vehicle and the charging stations, the pantographs. But also the design of the project planning phase, the range of the buses, charging capacity, operational aspects such as routing, the consideration of intermediate charging and the challenges related to the project were the focus of the visit and the exchange of information. In terms of landscape, the buses in Bhutan have to master more challenges, as the landscape ranges from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.