Munich Has Its First Fully Electric Bus Line

City after city, Europe is electrifying its bus fleet, switching to quiet and zero-emission vehicles.

This month, Munich, Germany, has joined the growing list of cities that have at least one fully electric bus line. The Munich Traffic Association (MVG) inaugurated line #144 and is on track to electrify #100 by the end of the year.

MVG is using eight 12-meter Ebusco 2.2 city buses on the #144 (which run over the Landshutter Allee and through Olympia Park) and four more on #100. According to the manufacturer, those buses are able to cover 300 km (186 miles) on a single charge.

Only overnight charging is required to keep the fleet running the entire day.