the Green-eBus Project
The Green-eBus project consists in the conversion of a 12m diesel-powered city bus into a clean electric-powered bus in order to make it worth-working in a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in France and in Europe.
The Green-eBus project is supported under the Future Investment Program (PIA) operated by French Agency for Ecological Transition ADEME.
The French Mobility Orientation Law (LOM) – December 2019 – imposes changes in mobility policies and defines some Low Emission Zones (LEZ) on the French territory. These LEZs, based on the principle of “Crit’Air” vignettes, limit access to urban areas to vehicles emitting atmospheric pollutants. Concretely, the National Air Council formalized the growth from four to eleven LEZs in 2021. Then, in 2025, all the agglomerations of 150,000 inhabitants will be part of the LEZs, ie more than thirty zones.
Implicitly, it concerns the diesel vehicles , in particular urban bus fleets which are mainly made up of diesel buses. These measures therefore require local authorities to renew current buses fleets with clean energy vehicles, up to 100% by 2025.
After analyzing the market and considering the decree of March 13, 2020, GreenMot positions itself on:
- Retrofitting buses over 5 years old or at mid-life;
- No modification of the dimensions of the length / height / width bus: all the elements are added in the engine compartment as a replacement, which allows total control of load distribution as well as a variation of the total weight of the bus in accordance with decree;
- Preservation of architectural integrity.
The project consists of the development and assembly of a VIABLE DEMONSTRATOR with upholding of original performances.
The Green-eBus project in 5 key points
Design of an innovative H2-compatible traction chain, for an optimal compromise: cost of purchase / operation / performance
Delivery of retrofitting kits, training of installers (operators, panel beaters, others) in assembly and maintenance in an electrical environment
Reuse of all existing components possible to guarantee a controlled and optimized price
Taking into account the recovery and recycling of dismantled parts of the bus (diesel engine / components) and the second life of the battery.
OPTION: Recharge at bus warehouse. Global energy optimization including the integration of recharging stations at the operator workshops
MAINTAINING OPERATING NEEDS
The technical considerations for transforming the bus must not lose sight of the operators’ needs in terms of safety, operability and maintenance. Indeed, operators must meet the expectations of users who want punctual, functional and comfortable buses.
- of goods
- of people
- of buses
- of lines
- of components
- of expertises
Do you have a fleet of diesel buses to transform? Let us know about your specific needs for a specific bus model and we will be happy to open a study on the subject and develop a retrofit kit specifically tailored to your model and your needs.