Barcelona has welcomed two new electric articulated buses and a rapid-charging station within the framework of project ZeEUS.

Two articulated Solaris Urbino E18 buses have entered service in Barcelona thanks to funding from the European Union’s project ZeEUS. In addition to the zero-emission buses, an Endesa built en route charging station has been installed on the Zona Franca, near the end of bus route H16 where these buses will be serving.

Project ZeEUS is currently looking at innovation in clean technologies relating to public transport. As part of this research project, operator Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has been trialling the system in partnership with manufacturers Irizar and Solaris and in collaboration with Enide, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Idiada and GMV.

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