Batobus moves to hybrid electric

Sodexo Sports et Loisirs has made a commitment, together with VINCI Energies and its subsidiary Barillec Marine, to step up the energy transition of its Batobus river shuttle fleet. Between 2020 and 2024, six Batobus boats will be equipped with hybrid electric technology in an investment equal to 25% of the fleet replacement value. VINCI Energies succeeded in meeting a very exacting specification including operation 15 hours a day at 300 kW without re-charging, and powering the boats over a part of each journey by battery alone.