Electrification of the bus fleet and service cars
As a socially responsible company, Voyages Vandivinit has started to adapt new environmentally friendly technologies for its fleet. In 2019, the first five 100% electric buses were acquired, accommodating up to 90 passengers and equipped with a 200 kWh battery which has a range of 130 km. In addition, an OppCharge fast-charging station has been installed at the depot, which is operated by a pantograph and allows to recharge a vehicle in a few minutes. This station can deliver up to 450 kWh. The company has also installed six Combo 2 night chargers and 4 mobile charging stations.
As part of the electrification of the fleet, Voyages Vandivinit also created a new design for the vehicles, under the motto: “Elektresch Mobilitéit: Zesumme fir eng nohalteg Zukunft!“
In addition to this, the service vehicles fleet is being electrified and now includes a Peugeot e-208, a Smart EQ fortwo and a Renault ZOE 100% electric.
Voyages Vandivinit provides a Maxus EV80 minibus for the municipalities of Mondorf-les-Bains and Bettembourg and a MAN TGE minibus for the municipality of Dudelange, as part of a call bus service. An Iveco Daily Electric with 19 seats and 2 articulated Heuliez GX 437 buses (18m) complete the electric fleet.
For the future and in the context of the reorganisation of the RGTR network, Voyages Vandivinit plans to continue electrifying a large part of its fleet. Recently, 5 MAN electric buses and 3 Mercedes E-Vito were delivered. The plan is to electrify 80% of the currently 130 vehicle strong fleet by 2025.