The first tests for Differdangeâ€™s 100% electric bus known as 'Diffbus' is already underway. "As of June 6, new buses will start to circulate respecting new route and time schedules," said Wolfgang Schroeder, sales director of Sales-Lentz bus company.
The streets of Differdange over the past week have been the testing ground for a fully electric Diffbus and "the first test results are very satisfactory,â€ said Schroeder, adding that "there have been no problems so far. We were satisfied with how smoothly everything works."
But before all regular lines can be effectively served by these electric buses, some stops will have to be adapted with the installation of charging points for the four Volvo 7900 electric buses, which have already arrived in Luxembourg. These devices can charge the vehicleâ€™s battery up to 80 percent in five to eight minutes.
The official inauguration of the new network, four lines in total, is scheduled for June 11, with Differdange being one of the first towns in Europe with a 100% electric buses on its network.