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Im Vordergrund sieht man einen Jungen Mann auf einem Fahrrad. Vorne am Fahrrad ist ein Korb mit Sonnenblumen und einen Baguette. Hinten in der Unschärfe steht ein E-Bus

Set to electrify your ride.

We’re giving the capital a full charge of mobility. Thanks to the BVG, public transport in Berlin is already well on the road to its electric future. The last litre of diesel will be burned in less than ten years’ time.

E-METROBUS

Charging the future.

The “E-MetroBus” project is investigating scenarios in which e-buses can be used on highly used routes. Seventeen electrically-powered BVG articulated buses are being equipped with rapid charging technology for this purpose. This is particularly important given that buses have only limited time to recharge: especially in the city centre, this available time may vary due to traffic delays and road closures. With its frequent departures and high passenger numbers, many of them tourists, route 200 was selected for study on the project.
The research project, which runs until 2022, is being conducted by the BVG together with the Technische Universität Berlin and the Reiner Lemoine Institute. It will receive a total of 5.6 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure’s electric mobility aid scheme.
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VEHICLE FLEET

Green power: the future of our buses

There will be 227 e-buses on Berlin’s streets by the end of 2021, with the entire fleet due to be electrified by 2030. An all-electric 18-metre articulated bus was recently added to our network. It was the first of 17 such buses that route 200 now exclusively runs, thus improving air quality in the city centre. Outer areas of the city will also gradually be served by e-buses. Thirty new electrically-powered single-decker buses have been out on the streets since early April. A further 60 e-buses were added in early August and are now a familiar sight in Hohenschönhausen, Pankow, Friedrichsfelde, and Wilhelmsruh.

We’re charging ahead.

Service vehicles Mehr als zwei Drittel unserer über drei Millionen Fahrgäste pro Tag fahren mit uns elektrisch – in U-Bahnen, Straßenbahnen, Fähren und immer mehr Bussen. Aber nicht nur das: Wir selbst stehen natürlich auch unter Strom, und zwar mit über 100 elektronischen Dienst-PKW, die an knapp 200 E-Ladestationen mit 100 % Grünstrom versorgt werden.
More than two-thirds of the three million passengers we serve every day travel with electricity – on underground trains, trams, ferries, and growing numbers of buses. But that’s not all. We, too, have gone electric, with over 100 service vehicles that are supplied with 100% green electricity from almost 200 charging points. This means that almost all of our shared service vehicles are now electric and zero-emission. We do want to lead by example, after all.