The future of bus transport will be electric. In addition, all local Transportation experts agree that from the RMV-chief Knut Ringat up to the Frankfurt transport head of Department Klaus Oesterling (SPD). In the foreseeable future, the electric bus will replace, at least in the larger cities of the Diesel Bus. Because it emits no pollutants, and can therefore help to reduce air pollution in the cities and to prevent bans.

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editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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But the E-Bus, from batteries to his power and is now used in Frankfurt for the first Time in the regular line operation of a Hessian town, is by no means the only Option. Also conceivable is the use of overhead line buses, as it has in the past, more prevalent in Germany and how he is in the Eastern European States. Especially great opportunities, however, are attributed to the hydrogen Bus that draws its power from a fuel cell.

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in the absence of such financial support to municipalities could not afford the purchase of hydrogen buses, reported Tom Reinhold, managing Director of the Frankfurt local transport company Traffiq. This is because buses with fuel cells are expensive. Very expensive even. While you have to pay for a modern Diesel Bus is 250,000 euros, and for an electric bus with batteries half a Million, you have to shell out for a hydrogen Bus up to one Million euros.

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. The problem is that big car manufacturers such as Mercedes no hydrogen or connect to the buses. The eleven vehicles for the Rhine-Main area are supplied, therefore, from a medium-sized company called “ebe Europe,” which builds the cars from components of different manufacturers together.

the perfect is not. Why Traffiq, the managing Director of Reinhold refers also to the fact that it was in the three Rhine-Main-cities for the time being a try. We must first see how well these vehicles work: “things can go wrong.”