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Baoding is one of China's low-carbon city projects and has fully implemented a three route trolleybus BRT network. A Foton BJD-WG180FB seen in 2020.    Govenia

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A new trolleybus system has opened in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan Province, using 50 Yutong ZK5125C vehicles running for 12.5km. The lithium batteries allow for 100km of travel off-line.   Tukarium

Alkor
One of a number of new designs this year, the 12.3m Alkor 5124 has been assembled at the local operators workshops in Krasnodar from a kit of parts. Designed for 50km of off-wire running, to operate between -40° and +40° and carrying 108 passengers; the plan is to build 10, ramping up to 30 a year, to replace 143 trolleybuses and extend route coverage.    krd.ru

Dayton
With the completion of Dayton's revitalised trolleybus system, a new report, using North American data, compares the capital costs of IMC trolleybuses with two battery bus scenarios to show a 10% reduction in start-up costs by using trolleybuses. Operational and total life costs are likely to be of a similar order. The report is available here and on this website.    Urban Transport Magazine

Nashik Metro Neo
Maharastra State funding has been awarded to a 33km two route Trolleybus BRT scheme for Nashrik, featuring 50 18m and 24m vehicles plus two feeder routes of an additional 24km with 12m IMC trolleybuses that use the trunk routes to re-charge. Opening is envisioned for 2023.    MahaMetro

Winterthur Hess
Winterthur has awarded Hess a contract for 70 24m and 18m trolleybuses for delivery between 2022 and 2031. Bus lines 5 and 7 will be converted to trolleybus, with approx. 5km of off-wire operation, so that bus electrification will reach 90% by 2026.  Sustainable Bus

VMCV
25 Zhongtong Shuangyuan trolleybuses have replaced the previous bus fleet on Jinan's BRT1 route. 60 more are following for BRT2. With loans from the Asian Development Bank, $422million will be spent on 8 dedicated trolleybus corridors totaling 111km. Jinan is rated the most congested city in China and one of the most polluted.   CJ6800G1CHK

Linz 24m
Linz has ordered nine additional Van Hool Exqui.city 24T trolleybuses to expand the network with two new routes that will use the new Danube bridge.    nahverkehrmuenchen.de

Bozankaya
With the start of delivery of 34 Hess 19DC trolleybuses for service on C13 and C11 lines, using 40% in battery mode, Lyon has announced long term plans to purchase 102 articulated and 53 single trolleybuses between 2022 and 2026, thus growing the fleet by 50%, enabling 5 diesel bus routes to be electrified.   Sytral

Skoda 27Tr
Following detailed trials, including the first use of an articulated trolleybus, tenders for 25 IMC vehicles have been issued by Praha for the conversion of the first two of 16 trolleybus routes planned for introduction between 2021 to 2025.   Zubozrout

Ekova Elektron
Devolved from the public transport operator of Ostrava, the Ekova company has produced it's first trolleybus, the Elektron. Available in 18m and 12m sizes, electrical equipment is partnered with Cegelec as.   Ekova

Beijing BRT1
Beijing's fleet has grown by 10% in the last two years to 1276 trolleybuses serving 31 routes. It is thus the largest trolleybus system in the world, surpassing that of Minsk, although this may change with the arrival of the current order for 130 new Belarus vehicles next year.    Fwei Liu

Genova
Over 470 million euros have been allocated to restructure the Genoa trolleybus system to create a network of 50km using 145 18m IMC trolleybuses, 17 new substations and routes on mainly reserved lanes. Three of the four routes will be bus lines converted to trolleybuses. The goal is to reduce car journeys by 8.1%, increase public transport usage by 24.3% and reduce climate warming gas emmissions.    Sustainable Bus


The November 2020 EU Trolley 2.0 conference resulted in nine presentations of the European trolleybus state-of-the-art, including life cycle assessments, cost benefit analysis, software, system plans, recontacting technology, IMC deployment and super-trolley concepts. The papers are available here.



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updated 5/3/20
By Ashley Bruce