AUSTRIA: The city of Salzburg announced on November 26 that Swiss manufacturer Hess had been formally awarded a €15·3m contract to supply 15 articulated trolleybuses.

Of the 15 vehicles, 11 will be equipped with batteries to permit off-wire operation. These will be charged while the vehicles are operating from overhead power.

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in autumn of 2019, ready for the opening of an extension of Route 5 to Grödig.