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HESS will supply battery-powered midi buses to Zürich

© Carrosserie Hess AG

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ), the Zurich Transport Authority, has ordered eight full-electric so-called “neighbourhood buses” from Swiss bus manufacturer Carrosserie Hess AG in Bellach. Eight new 10.7m midi buses from HESS will be used on Zurich’s urban neighbourhood bus routes from the end of 2021. These include routes 35, 38, 39, 40, 64, 73, 79 and 307.

With this procurement, Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) is consistently implementing its electric bus strategy. The midi buses of the “HESS lighTram 10Plug” model are quiet and have powerful traction batteries with a capacity of 333 kWh. These will be charged overnight at the Hardau garage.

© Carrosserie Hess AG

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