Brussels is sticking to its ambition of a fully electric bus network by 2030. Tests will be carried out on two bus lines starting 2018-2019. A new line employing an electric city bus will run from the Dansaert district in central Brussels to Zavel/Sablon and Louisa.
The Brussels government had wanted to put out a tender for buses that could only run on electricity, but the market isn't able to provide an adequate response that takes account of the conditions set by the government. The order will allow Brussels to take the 117 most polluting buses off the roads soon.