Fossil Free 2020

By means of the project Fossil Free 2020 Ruter plans to achieve the goal of powering all public transport using renewable energy sources in 2020. To this end we are looking into testing a larger fleet of electric buses from 2016-20.

About the project

All public transport in Oslo and Akershus will run on renewable energy in the future. This means an ambitious transformation of the bus and boat fleets in the region. Ruter's ambition is to quickly implement the solutions that we believe are the best in a long-term perspective. Currently, our view is that electrical busses and boats are especially promising. Ruter is therefore looking into testing a large number of electric busses and associated infrastructure in regular service during 2016-20. We are now initiating a collaborative phase where we identify partners and concretize our ambitions and plans for testing of electric buses.

Read more about "First battery electric bus test in Oslo and Akershus are under preparation"

Read more about "Plan ready for transition to running exclusively on renewable energy in 2020"

Read more about Fossil Free 2020 and testing of electrical buses.

Read more about Renewable energy powertrain options for Ruter, a report for Ruter by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Information and documentation for suppliers

 

Ruters prognosis for developing its bus fleet.

The diagram above illustrates Ruter’s prognosis for developments in its bus fleet in the years ahead. Biodiesel may be important in a transition phase, depending on how rapidly other solutions can be brought into use. In the long run, electric power looks most promising.