It marks a great revolution in Hamburg’s public transport and will change the city in the long term. From the beginning of the 2030s onwards, only emission-free and low-noise buses will be running on the city’s roads.
The first production-ready, zero-emission electric buses arrived at HOCHBAHN at the end of 2018. And in 2019 too, more of these new “climate protectors” will be rolling in at our depots.
With a procurement initiative launched by Hamburg (with HOCHBAHN, VHH) and Berlin (BVG), which now includes more than a dozen major German cities, HOCHBAHN is pushing ahead with the transition to climate-friendly electric powertrains. The transport companies have defined common standards in order to give manufacturers incentives to develop vehicles ready for series production for the German market.