Eindhoven - Core Demonstration

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


The Zuid-Oost-Brabant concession (Netherlands) covers a region of 750.000 inhabitants with main cities being Eindhoven and Helmond. The Hermes’ fleet is composed of around 215 buses, including the ZeEUS eBuses.
The objective of the Eindhoven demo is to test a network of 43 eBuses, operating around 20 hours every day.

The Eindhoven demo tests 43 full battery electric Citea SLFA-181 buses manufactured by VDL. The vehicles operates on several lines in the city centre and suburban areas. The charging infrastructure that will be used in the Eindhoven demonstration is fast- (during the day) and slow-charging (overnight) by a roof mounted pantograph at the bus depot.

The Eindhoven demo team is led by Hermes Openbaar Vervoer BV.


Vehicle technology: 43x Full Battery Electric

Brand and model of the vehicle: VDL Citea SLFA-181 Electric

Bus length: Standard 18m

Charging technology: fast and slow charging at the bus depot (roof mounted pantograph)

Line: several lines

Start of the operation: December 2016

Total passenger capacity: 136