A subsidiary of DB Autokraft GmbH is driving a mobility revolution with environmentally friendly fleets and modern transport concepts. By 2024, 37 electric and eleven hydrogen buses will be on the road in Schleswig-Holstein. At Autokraft in Schleswig-Holstein, 22 electric buses will slowly start operating from February. The cars will be in the branches of Bad Segeberg, St. Peter Ording, Heide/Meldorf and Eutin.
Autokraft does not mention the technical details and the manufacturer in relation to the details, but there is a photo of the model showing the electric buses from BYD in the form of NAH.SH. DB has signed a system contract with BYD for the delivery of electric buses from 2021. The first delivery of the 12-meter buses took place in November 2021 in Ettlingen, in the district of Karlsruhe. BYD DB buses have metal-phosphate batteries, under SORT conditions the 422 kWh battery provides a range of more than 400 kilometers per charge, according to the manufacturer.
The new electric buses have 33 seats and, among other things, USB ports on all seats, seats for people with mobility restrictions or open areas for special use of wheelchairs and e-scooters as well as full air conditioning, video surveillance and WLAN – as with the on-board navigation assistant. For ongoing operations, there is support from the Fleet Link vehicle tracking system, which provides a fleet management tool.
DB Regio Bus currently implements and plans more than 40 transport and projects with climate-friendly drives in more than 35 locations throughout Germany. The palette ranges from alternative fuels to the use of hydrogen and battery buses to the conversion of existing diesel vehicles to electric buses. Therefore, DB Regio Bus makes its contribution to the implementation of the Clean Vehicle Directive (CVD) of the European Union, because since August 2021, 45 percent of all new public service buses that will be purchased throughout the country have had to have a clean journey.
Daniel Marx, spokesman for the management of Autokraft: “We are happy and proud that many authorities have already put their trust in us and are working on the issue of mobility transition with us, because that only works together. Modern and zero-emission buses should give them encourage passengers. This is the best reason to use public transport regularly and thus make a contribution to climate protection in everyday life, simply and easily.
Thanks to the funding notifications issued by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Protection and the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport as part of the “Guidelines for the Development of Alternative Storage for Buses in Public Transport”, electric buses can be activated. the road to be brought. In addition, 50 percent of the required infrastructure was approved as part of the financing program “Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles” by the Schleswig-Holstein GmbH WTSH Economic Development and Technology Transfer Agency on behalf of the government. (DeutscheBahn/DBRegioBus/BYD/PM/Sr)