Modernisation helps save energy
Wiener Linien started to modernise its bus fleet in 2013, with a primary focus on environmental aspects. The first modernisation phase will be completed in 2016 and has already yielded very satisfactory results: The fleet’s annual energy requirements have been cut by a fifth thanks to the deployment of around 200 new buses.
Similarly, the current tendering process places considerable emphasis on energy efficiency, low emissions that are significantly lower than the Euro 6 standard, commercial viability and high levels of passenger comfort. A further 53 normal buses, 84 articulated buses, 62 XL articulated buses (20 metres long) with around 20 percent more space and up to seven large e-buses will breathe new life into the fleet between now and the end of 2019.