De Lijn will have its first electric articulated buses in the first half of 2024, the public transport company announced on Wednesday.
An order for 65 such vehicles, worth a total of €48 million, has been placed with Italian manufacturer Iveco, the Flemish company said. The 18-metre-long buses will have a range of over 300 km.
De Lijn stressed the importance of articulated buses to its fleet, especially at peak times, as these vehicles can carry more than 110 people. It said it was proud to take another step towards greening its fleet.
Iveco’s electric buses will be assembled in Nantes, western France.