Building sustainable mobility means first and foremost convincing as many people as possible to choose public transport. Ever cleaner, thanks in particular to hybrid and electric solutions, public transport supports the sector's energy transition towards a zero emission objective.
Promoting zero emission solutions to build sustainable mobility
In order to increase public transport use, operators must offer quality, efficient and optimised services. And to improve the energy balance of public transport, mobility solutions must be as clean as possible.
The accelerated deployment of electric transport solutions around the world, such as trams, buses and electric shuttles, is a step towards zero emission mobility. And the advent of hydrogen powered transport solutions only confirms this trend.
Electricity and hydrogen: the winning equation for sustainable mobility
In Nantes, a pioneer in clean transport in France, hydrogen-powered river shuttles are being deployed since the start of the 2018 school year, as well as more and more 100% electric bi-articulated buses. As a result, diesel use now accounts for only a few percent of the bus fleet.
In the Amsterdam region, zero-emission mobility is already a reality: to maintain a continuous service, the electric buses, which make up 100% of the fleet, are recharged by a combination of rapid charging at the end of the line and full charging at night. And the electricity used comes from renewable energy sources.
An "intelligent charge" bus
Since December 2015, we have been operating an electric bus on the R'Bus network line linking Argenteuil and Sartrouville stations. Its batteries have sufficient autonomy to provide a daily service without needing to be recharged. This autonomy is optimised by an "intelligent charging" system that is sized according to operating needs, the level of charge and the temperature of the batteries.
Amsterdam: on the road to zero emission
To meet the demand of the Amsterdam region to operate a zero emission fleet, we opted for the deployment of electric buses. To ensure continuous service, these buses are recharged at the end of the line using a fast charge system and are fully charged at night. An additional benefit? The electricity used comes from renewable energies. With Amsterdam, we are the first zero emission mobility operator in Europe!
In Dublin, Transdev brings a green touch to the LUAS tramway
In Dublin, we have been supporting the city since 2014 to build a public transportation network with a low environmental impact. Raising awareness of travellers about CO2 savings, campaigns to save energy and natural resources, funding of research, etc. Our efforts have received multiple awards and are recognised by the ISO 14001 certification for the excellence of our environmental management.
Nantes: a model for the energy transition
The city of Nantes is a pioneer in the implementation of clean transportation in France. We support it in the maintenance of its network by promoting the use of public transportation and the development of innovative solutions: river shuttle using hydrogen technology and the deployment in September 2018 of 100% electric bi-articulated buses. The Result? In Nantes, diesel vehicles represent today a small percentage of the bus fleet!