Tide Buss, one of Norwayâ€™s largest people transport operators, has signed an order for the delivery of 10, GX 437 ELEC citybus models to operate in the city of Trondheim.
Trondheim is well-known for being a pioneering hub for sustainable transport with the largest group of electric buses in the country and the delivery of the new citybus marks a significant step forward in the development of clean and quiet transport for smart cities.
These 10 electric buses will run on Line 12: Dragvoll-Sentrum-St.Olavs/Oya and will be entirely emission free.
The order from Tide Buss is for ten fully-electric articulated GX 437 buses developed by Heuliez Bus which are lightweight 18 metre vehicles which are made of 100% stainless steel. The buses come equipped with Lithium Titanate Oxide batteries and a powerful 160/200KW electric motor and energy is stored within the vehicle to allow longer daily mileage without restrictions.
The buses receive a fast charge of a few minutes using a top-down pantograph.
Furthermore, the buses also allow over 130 people on board in a single journey (in adherence to European regulations) and are quipped with air conditioning and a double heating system.
According to the tender, the electric buses will be delivered in the second quarter of 2019.