FRANCE: RATP has awarded three framework contracts to Alstom, Heuliez Bus and Bolloré for the supply of up to 800 12 m long electric buses.

Each of the orders, which are being financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, is worth up to €133m. Deliveries of the firm orders of 150 buses are due between the end of 2020 and the end of 2022. Alstom will supply its Aptis model, while Heuliez will deliver the GX 337 model and Bolloré its Bluebus design.

The tender forms part of RATP’s Bus2025 programme, which aims to have a fleet of entirely zero-emission buses by the end of 2025. Two-thirds of these would be electric and the remaining third would be powered by biogas.