France: Rouen Normandie to Convert 49 School Buses to Electric Drives

Forsee Power has announced that it will supply the battery systems for the first public school buses in France to be converted into electric vehicles.

This order is part of a contract awarded by Métropole Rouen Normandie to a consortium consisting of Greenmot, Forsee Power, SPL and Comeca for the conversion of 49 diesel buses.

The converted Iveco Crossway vehicles will run on the Astuce school route network in Normandy, France. The first test vehicle will be delivered at the end of 2023, while the entire converted fleet is scheduled to be integrated into the network by 2025.

Forsee Power will supply the Rouen Normandie Metropolis school buses with battery systems from its ZEN SLIM range, which have been designed to integrate into the vehicle chassis while optimising passenger space.

France Electric School Buses
Forsee Power’s ZEN SLIM batteries are made up of made up of 11, 16 and 21kWh modules

Under this contract, the charging infrastructure to power the batteries will be supplied by Comeca as part of the Greenmot retrofit kit turnkey solution.

Sébastien Rembauville-Nicolle, Vice-President Business Development at Forsee Power said:

“This first school bus retrofit project is an important step in the development of zero-emission collective and public transport. Our ultra-flat ZEN SLIM battery systems are an ideal solution for this type of passenger transport application. Over the past 12 months, retrofitting has become an essential solution for decarbonising transport, to accelerate the energy transition while optimising operators' investments.”

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