"We are very happy that we can take a new step in the field of zero-emission traffic on the island of Borkum,"
The second electric bus of the Borkumer Kleinbahn has been re-ordered from Ebusco and is intended to carry out occasional traffic, such as tours or transfers, and also to strengthen regular services on the German Wadden island of Borkum as of December 2019.
Rudolf Munk, operations manager of the Borkumer Kleinbahn, says: “The new electric bus offers considerable comfort because the seats are all equipped with a high backrest. In addition, the modern air conditioning ensures the correct temperature and the heating system will also be operated purely electrically.”
“We are very happy that we can take a new step in the field of zero-emission traffic on the island of Borkum,” explains Kleinbahn Managing Director Theodor Robbers.
The new electric bus is twelve meters long and has 45 seats. The bus can be lowered to pavement height to facilitate getting in and out, and wheelchair users can use a wheelchair ramp. Up to 85 passengers can be carried on board during regular line journeys. With a capacity of 368 kWh, the battery offers a range of up to 350 km. This concerns the Ebusco 2.2 low entry.
The fully electric vehicle replaces a conventional diesel bus.
On the picture: Rudolf Munk, Dr. Bernhard Brons and Theodor Robbers (all Borkumer Kleinbahn)