Cagliari - Core Demonstration

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


Cagliari is a coastal capital of the island of Sardinia. This ancient city is particularly concerned about air quality because of its long history and multiple monuments located in this area. Therefore, the CTM, the main operator in the city, took the lead to promote environmentally friendly public transport.

After the introduction of 2 trolleybuses Solaris Trollino Zev and 4 Kiepe and Van Hool A330T tested in the ZeEUS project, the city of Cagliari will dispose of 32 new trolley buses, which will maintain the CTM fleet among the youngest in Italy and Europe.

For the test, a special line has been created and called Line 5-ZeEUS. The line in the winter period coincides with the current line 5, while in summer will come up to Poetto. It has been identified because of the varied morphology of way (uphill, downhill, flat stretches) that allows a full exploitation of the potential of the propulsion system as well as the storage and release of energy. The route is one of the cornerstones of the road system of the city of Cagliari, by connecting two highly populated areas. The 5-ZeEus line, in fact, passes through major urban hubs such as train station, bus station, the University and intersects with a number of main lines.

The Cagliari Demo Team is lead by CTM Cagliari and includes D'Appolonia.

Vehicle technology: 6 x battery trolleybus

Brand and model of the vehicle: 4 x Vossloh Kiepe A330T and 2 x Solaris T12

Bus length: Standard 12m  

Charging technology: overhead line charging

Line: 5-ZeEUS

Start of the operation: March 2016

Total passenger capacity: Vossloh Kiepe A330T - 86 and Solaris T12 - 82