The second electric bus from Borkumer Kleinbahn already came to Borkum island at the end of November 2019. The vehicle was reordered from the EBUSCO company in the Netherlands and will carry out occasional services such as tours or transfers, and will also support scheduled services.
The new e-bus is twelve metres long and has over 45 seats. For easier boarding and alighting, the bus can be lowered to pavement level and wheelchair users can use a fold-out ramp. In scheduled services, up to 85 passengers can be transported. With a capacity of 368 kWH, the battery provides a range of 300km and beyond. The fully electric vehicle replaces a conventional diesel bus.
The electric bus project for Borkumer Kleinbahn will be funded under the BMVI’s Electric Mobility Funding Guideline with a total of 110,000 euros by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The funding guideline is coordinated by NOW GmbH and implemented by project administrator Projektträger Jülich (PtJ).