15. 9. 2021

The electric buses in BB Centrum have already travelled more than 200,000 km

The two electric buses providing the shuttle service between the Budějovická metro station and BB Centrum (Brumlovka) have already travelled more than 200,000 km. They have been in operation since February 2016 and over the five and a half years they have been in operation more than two million passengers have used their services. They are the first electric buses that have been placed into normal operations in the Prague transit system and they have been received very positively by the passengers from the very beginning. They primarily appreciate their quiet and smooth ride and the opportunity to connect to free Wi-Fi.

The electric buses were put into operation in order to test how they work within the urban mass transit system and also to verify the battery life. The latter was originally estimated for five years. But even in the sixth year of operation the batteries still retain an adequate charging capacity and do not show any major signs of wear or a negative effect on the performance or lower daily bus mileage. Each bus travels nearly 100 km a day, on average.

The advantage of electric compared to diesel buses is mainly the quieter operation, smoother starting and braking and significantly greater acceleration. At the same time, e-bus technology is less service and repair intensive than combustion motors. Plus, the operation of electric buses is environmentally friendly, because they do not use conventional fuels, which contributes to the protection of the environment and helps improve air quality in the city.

In 2016, ČEZ became the main partner of the project of Passerinvest Group and Arriva, which deployed a pair of SOR electric buses in the shuttle service on the “BB” routes in addition to regular buses. The regular contribution to the operation of the electric buses is an expression of ČEZ’s support in the development of electric drive in the Czech Republic as well as the responsibility for the emission-free transportation service to Brumlovka, where thousands of employees travel every day.

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Kristýna Samková

Head of PR and Marketing department

Kamila Žitňáková

Crest Communications a.s.


Passerinvest Group (hereinafter Passerinvest) is a purely Czech builder and investor. The company was founded by Radim Passer back in 1991 and has since then acquired a lot of experience in the construction of office and commercial buildings, residential buildings and civic amenities.
Since 1998, Passerinvest, as a responsible urban developer, has primarily been connected with Brumlovka (BB Centrum) in Prague 4, which is one of the most successful and extensive urban projects not only in the Czech Republic, but throughout all of Europe. Another important project in the company’s portfolio is Nové Roztyly, a brownfield of the former slaughterhouses of the Interlov complex where, in the future, a place with pleasant housing with a large park should arise, complemented by services for the general public and an office function. The principles of urban construction and the long-term sustainable development of Prague and the Czech Republic are part of Passerinvest Group’s vision. Thanks to its responsible approach, Passerinvest has built a very good reputation both on a domestic and on an international level. This is not only to the credit of the quality of the realised projects and the high level of the provided services, but also to the sense of fair play, a customer approach and also its responsibility to the society and the environment.