Alternative drive systems
From diesel engines to electric buses
A new electric Postbus is now serving the Sarnen–Alpnach route. The twelve-metre bus is powered by regionally produced green electricity – a single charge can cover about 80 to 90 kilometres. The Obwalden power station supplies electricity from renewable, environmentally-friendly hydroelectric power and solar energy. In addition to Interlaken, this is the second big bus used by PostBus for scheduled services over a long-term trial period of three years.
PostBus is continuously testing alternative drive technologies in order to increase CO2 efficiency and dispense with the use of fossil fuels in the long term. It also analyses the feedback from drivers and passengers. In Saas-Fee, two electric Postbuses are used as shuttle buses for winter sports enthusiasts. In Sion, the route for the battery-powered self-driving SmartShuttles has been extended.