We’re in the process of replacing our fleet of some 1,000 diesel-fuelled buses with emission-free vehicles. The first “climate protectors” to roll off the production line are already driving passengers around Hamburg. And from 2020 onwards we will only be placing orders for e-buses. The entire HOCHBAHN fleet will be replaced by 2030.
What’s more, our diesel-fuelled buses also emit considerably less nitrogen oxides and fine particles than their predecessors. Since 2018, only vehicles that meet Euro V and Euro VI standards have been in operation in Hamburg.
Learn more about the conversion of our fleet to e-buses here.
It’s not only our new electric buses that are being refuelled with high-quality certified green electricity supplied by HAMBURG ENERGIE.
Our U-Bahn subway trains also run on green electricity from power plants that are no more than six years old. This means we save around 80,000 tons of CO2 every year.
... could be supplied with the electricity that we are now set to save every year since replacing fluorescent lighting with LEDs in 2019.
400,000 kilowatt hours less electricity: that is the result of our drive in 2018 to replace lights at bus stops, in depots and works garages.
Research to go – without the plastic cups, of course! The “Research Ride” is getting its fast-paced messages about sustainability out to the people of Hamburg. The first of these rides was held on the U-Bahn in 2018 as part of Climate Week, and the event was back on the tracks and in full swing again in 2019.
In the 45 minutes it takes to travel around the U3 ring line, young science slammers present their research projects on sustainability to the entertainment of passengers on this specially chartered train.