Since mid-October 2016, Strasbourg has been operating a bus which runs on natural gas and has a wheel motor. Dubbed Boreal and operated by the Compagnie des transports strasbourgeois (CTS) on a regular line, this bus is the result of a project by the manufacturer Lohr Industrie.
The company based in Hangenbieten (Bas-Rhin) is trying out an electric axle on buses in Strasbourg. Dubbed Boreal, it should make it possible to reduce atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
For nine months, the Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) will be testing a bus fitted with electric motors in its wheels mounted on an axle manufactured at Duppigheim in order to confirm its energy and technical performances.
The company Lohr Industrie, located in Hangenbieten near Strasbourg, presented, the 19 september 2016, its innovative transport system : Cristal.
The LOHR Group has developed an electric bimodal system, both collective and individual, which will be tested in Strasbourg from September 2017.
Cristal will be tested in Strasbourg for six months from September 2017.