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Main activities in Trolley
Optimising Energy Use

The reintroduction of electric city buses in Leipzig is the central subject of the LVB within the trolley project. Against this background, the possibilities of energy supply for the electric operation of electric buses from an external network are being examined.

Here, in particular, the above-mentioned tram grid network plays a prominent role.

The improvement of automatic contact devices between grid and vehicle and the variant comparison of different post-supply options should be investigated.

Increasing Efficiency

Locally, the electric bus is completely free of emissions. It emits no particulate matters, has a much lower noise level and is at a standstill, for example at the bus stop, almost silently. A trolleybus represents an immediately available, mature technology using control technology of modern trams.

With its combination of electric supply system and energy storage, the benefi ts of a grid-bound system, where no additional energy conversion is needed, can be linked with the benefi ts of a free-space system, with its fl exibility limited to the operating range. Which existing bus routes are suitable for use with electric buses, as well as the efficiency of electric city buses and the costs of its introduction should be examined within Trolley and prepared for other interested take-up cities.

In this way, Leipzig will become the European model city for the (re)introduction of electric city buses. Other cities in Central Europe, anticipating the introduction of the trolleybus, will benefi t from the results of the LVB.

For further information contact:
Christoph Wassermann
Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) GmbH
(0049) 0341 492 1230

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