Zero carbon emission bus fleet
Keen to become more involved in ecological and energy transition, Orléans Métropole is planning to completely convert its bus fleet into “zero carbon emission” vehicles by 2023. Egis teams have been chosen to provide project management consultancy in this gradual transition to an all-electric fleet.
Example of an “on route” charging system (source: Heliox)
Assisting Orléans Métropole in this highly ambitious project has proven to be particularly complex. With around 100 standard buses and 50 articulated buses, the project represents a triple challenge for Egis’s teams: technical, legal and financial.
- In close collaboration with the Métropole, Egis teams will develop a comprehensive and operational strategy for conversion of the bus fleet, including:
- Technical definition of customer needs
- Property planning and organisational strategy for depots and maintenance centres
- An economic and financial study for setting up contracts
- Legal and administrative assistance for contracting
- The administrative and contractual follow-up of these agreements
The Group also assisted with the drafting of tender documents as well as with procurement.
Egis has already led several similar projects aimed at modernising existing urban transport networks and speeding up ecological and energy transition in cities. This is the case in Aix-en-Provence, where Egis is supporting Aix-Marseille-Provence Métropole and RTD13 with the acquisition of 15 express service buses and their rapid charging system in depots.