Zürich, Switzerland

Delivery: 2012-2013

In October last year the Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) placed an order for twelve 24 m long double-articulated trolleybuses of the type “lighTram” with Vossloh Kiepe and Hess AG for fully electrical operation.

 A combination of overhead contact line operation and energy storage via lithium ion batteries makes zero emission operation possible. Instead of the usual diesel generator sets the trolleybuses have been equipped with traction batteries. Thus, these battery-operated lighTrams do not only stand out due to their extremely high transport capacity, but also due to their particular and sustainable environment-friendliness