Van Hool, a Belgian independent manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has delivered a first Exqui.City to the city of Malmö, Sweden. In the coming weeks, 15 of these 24-metre hybrid (biomethane-electric) tram-buses will be shipped to Malmö via the port of Zeebrugge.
In the autumn of 2012, Van Hool signed a contract with Nobina, the largest people carrier in Scandinavia, for the delivery of 15 gas hybrid buses, which will be deployed from June 2014 in Malmö and the Skane region in Sweden for public transport purposes. The hybrid ‘Exqui.City design Malmö’ is a 24-metre double-articulated vehicle with an electric engine, whereby the electricity is generated by a power generator connected to a Euro6 biogas engine.
In addition, an order was recently placed for two units of the Exqui.City for Bergen, Norway, which will become operational in the second half of this year.
The Exqui.City is available in 18-metre and 24-metre versions.public transport.
(Source: Van Hool)