Charging systems for Amsterdam buses
The City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam’s primary public transport operator GVB and Vervoerregio Amsterdam, a public transport regulator that brings together 15 municipalities in the region, have looked into which systems are most suitable for Amsterdam, while keeping an eye on affordability. Their research focused on four of the city’s busiest bus routes in parts of the city with low air quality: lines 18, 22, 40 and 48. It concluded that two systems of zero-emission transport are most suitable: opportunity charging, at which buses are charged at the end of the line, and motion charging, where buses are charging while in transport. Further research into these two types is underway and a final decision on which system will be used for Amsterdam’s buses will be reached this autumn.