Bonn - Core Demonstration

Consult the page of Bonn in the ZeEUS eBus Report - here.


Situated on the banks of the river Rhine, the picturesque city of Bonn, in Germany, has an urban population of 310.000 inhabitants. Its urban bus network covers 1,300 kilometers with 45 bus lines. Every year, the city’s around 200 buses cover an enormous 11.2 million kilometers and the total public transport system (including tram and city rail) carries 92 million passengers a year.

The objective of the Bonn demo is to help reduce noise pollution and improve air quality in its core urban area by demonstrating full electric battery buses in the city. The ZeEUS Bonn demo is of an overall concept to convert almost the entire bus fleet to battery based electric propulsion by 2030. Therefore, one of the key aims of the ZeEUS demonstration is to get first experiences with the operation of battery buses to adjust the strategy and the planned steps towards a conversion of nearly all buses.

The Bonn demo tests 6 full battery electric Sileo buses manufactured by Bozankaya. The vehicles will operate on the parallel lines 606/607 that cross the heart of the city centre, but also on other lines to show their suitability. The charging infrastructure that will be used in the Bonn demonstration is slow overnight charging at the bus depot.

The Bonn demo team is led by Public Transport Operator Stadtwerke Bonn-Verkehrs GmbH [SWBV] and includes Fraunhofer IVI.

Vehicle technology: 6 x Full Electric   

Brand and model of the vehicle: Sileo Bozankaya

Bus length: Standard 12m  

Charging technology: overnight slow charging at the bus depot

Line: 606 / 607

Start of the operation: April 2016

Total passenger capacity: 80