This December, mobility company ALSA has initiated operations on six new lines in Geneva’s TPG (Transports Publics Genevois) network, featuring an entirely electric bus fleet.
This marks ALSA’s most extensive deployment of zero-emission vehicles and positions them as the first urban service operator for TPG to utilise Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV).
The Spanish company’s venture into this environmentally friendly initiative required a substantial investment, including the acquisition of 22 state-of-the-art electric buses and four hybrid buses for backup.
ALSA has also established new facilities in the Satigny industrial zone, equipped with the necessary charging infrastructure for the new electric fleet and future expansions.
Awarded to ALSA by TPG in 2022, these new lines complement the two already operated by ALSA in the Swiss city since 2018.
These lines, numbered 41, 43, 47, 48, 70, and 75, are anticipated to serve over three million passengers annually.
Operating with 100% zero-emission vehicles will prevent the emission of 70,000 tons of CO2 per bus per year, resulting in a collective fleet saving of over 1.5 million tons of CO2 annually.
Miguel Pérez-Juez, ALSA’s Director General of International and M&A, expressed that the commencement of this new contract “represents a significant challenge and positions us as one of the leading private operators in Geneva, at the forefront of sustainable mobility.”
“Thanks to our excellent local team and the know-how gained from operating ZEV fleets in such an innovative network as TPG’s, we will be able to confidently tackle new international growth projects for the company, both in Switzerland and neighboring countries,” he adds.
Since its establishment in 2016, ALSA’s presence and activities in Switzerland have experienced substantial growth, reaching 200 vehicles and over 300 employees next year.
Over these years, ALSA has created a mobility hub with a diversified portfolio of services, including urban transport, alpine transfers, school transportation, tourism, and discretionary services, as well as international lines connecting Switzerland to Spain and other European countries.