The consultation for the purchase of standard electric buses, for a maximum budget of €825m over 4 years, led to signing 5 framework agreements with Bluebus/Bolloré, Irizar, Iveco, Man and Solaris. The first subsequent contracts were awarded upon signing the agreements, for a period of 2 years, in order to fulfil the 2022 and 2023 deliveries.
The contracts represent a potential maximum of approximately 450 buses and were awarded to Bluebus/Bolloré (158 vehicles); Irizar (113 vehicles) and Iveco (180 vehicles).
They complete the contracts awarded last March for standard and articulated biogas-powered buses. The consultation, with a maximum budget of €575m over 4 years, led to three contracts being signed. The first two were awarded to Man, for a maximum budget of €255m and €91m respectively, and the third one to Iveco, for a maximum budget of €229m.
This new step in the Bus2025 programme is proof of RATP’s desire to become a committed stakeholder in sustainable development. Its commitment is recognized and supported by the European Commission, which recently awarded a new grant to convert bus depots operated by RATP in the Île-de-France region to electricity and biogas. In total, the Bus2025 programme received €50.7m in 2020 and 2021 from the European Commission.
Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have already awarded several contracts for the purchase of electric or biogas-powered buses (including, in 2019, the largest European call for tenders for electric buses, for a potential order of approximately 800 vehicles). A total of 3,700 vehicles have been or will be purchased through the programme between 2015 and 2025.