In September 2020, the electric Postbus in Interlaken took to the roads for the last time. In the previous three years, the rented vehicle had covered 100,000 kilometres, saving 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Thanks to this project in the Bernese Oberland, PostBus was able to gain valuable experience in operating electric vehicles.
But the end of the electric Postbus in Interlaken is not the end of electromobility at PostBus. On the contrary, the ambition is clear: by 2024, PostBus plans to have a total of 100 battery or fuel cell Postbuses in operation. The aim is for all 2,400 Postbuses to be emission-free by 2040. To reach this goal, PostBus now wants to move away from individual projects and towards converting entire routes to alternative drive systems. This calls for intelligent approaches to charging, partners for infrastructure and energy supply, and secure financing of the additional costs.