Rome electric bus map
Map of Rome electric bus . Rome electric bus map (Lazio - Italy) to print. Rome electric bus map (Lazio - Italy) to download. Rome little electric buses, which have been absent from the city streets since October 2017, are set to make a comeback in 2019. The "100 per cent electric" buses will return to the narrow streets of the historic centre in "spring 2019" (see Rome electric bus map), according to an announcement by the city public transport company ATAC. The Rome electric buses are currently being "revamped" and will be phased back into circulation during the spring, with 25 buses in operation by the summer.
Rome wants to make a new start with small electric buses, now that a prototype for a modernised electric minibus called Gulliver has been presented. The operation of electric buses was allegedly stopped in 2014 due to problems with the batteries and was discontinued after another short operating phase in 2017 (see Rome electric bus map). Rome new plan involves the deployment of 25 electric minibuses on lines 116, 117, 119 and 125 in the Italian capital starting in spring 2019 and set to increase to 60 vehicles by 2020.