On April 29, a fire broke out in the Bluebus 5SE electric bus in Paris, the capital city of France. Fortunately, there were no casualties or casualties as passengers were quickly evacuated. It was stated that approximately 30 firefighters intervened and the fire was extinguished in a short time.
According to the news of Shiftdelete.net, the sparks spread around with the explosion created great horror. Due to the second fire in Bolloré Bluebus buses in less than a month, the use of these buses has been stopped in Paris.
ELECTRIC BUSES ARE INQUIRED DUE TO FIRES
RATP, a state-owned public transport operator serving Paris, the capital of France, stopped the use of Bolloré buses indefinitely after the fires that occurred in the last period. It was stated that a fire broke out in another Bluebus 5SE on April 4, and it was announced that 149 buses were pulled to the skid due to this incident.
RATP made the following statement in its press release:
RATP has requested a full report from manufacturer Bolloré to explain the reason for these events. He also demanded some action plans to allow these buses to be fully operational again.
Bolloré company also made a statement, stating that they are actively cooperating with RATP and relevant authorities to determine the cause of the fires. The company, which provides service in France with 149 electric buses, has also become the target of criticism arrows.
Bolloré’s 12-metre electric bus has a capacity of 109 passengers. Housing a 441 kWh battery, the vehicle offers an average range of 320 km. The batteries of the vehicle are collected on the roof and the back of the bus. The company underlines that Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries do not contain nickel and cobalt, as well as any liquid component.