Fast Charging E-Buses from Finland Wins Copenhagen Contract

The City of Copenhagen has chosen Linkker Oy, Finland, to deliver an emission free electric bus system for bus line 3A in central Copenhagen. Linkker will be teaming up with Heliox from the Netherlands. Together, the consortium was able to offer the best solution combining performance and service quality with more than 260km daily mileage, very short turnaround times and long continuous operation. Contract value is 1.3 million Euros and delivery is scheduled for June 2016.

Lightweight, Energy Efficient and Quick Turnaround

Linkker mission is to offer solutions for a full transition to zero emission public transport in cities. Linkker is one of the most innovative European companies in sustainable public transport solutions.

A strong feature of the Linkker eBuses is its light weight structure, energy efficiency and quick turnaround time. The batteries made of Lithium Titanate Oxide, only need between 2-3 minutes of charging. Minimum charging time allows the vehicle to be up and running on the streets again without any delay and enabling very high daily mileage. 

Copenhagen, which aims to be CO2 neutral in public transport, will operate 2 Linkker eBuses alongside its current fleet of diesel buses that the city intends to phase out by 2025. Funding for the 2 year project comes mainly from the City of Copenhagen and the Danish Transport Authority.

Cost Savings through Clever Integrated Design and Function

Linkker’s combination of lightweight eBus, with quick charging and an energy efficient drive line can result in savings of up to 10-20% in the total cost of ownership, compared to diesel buses. Creating such an integrated system, where engineering and function work well together, is the thrust of Linkker’s research to help cities transition smoothly to electric powered public transport.

The buses are designed to cope with difficult weather from harsh winters to hot summers, they have low noise level, offer a comfortable ride with customer satisfaction and safety a top concern.

World Benchmark for Electric Buses

It wants Finland to set the world benchmark for the development of electric buses.  Starting this November, Linkker will supply the Finnish city of Espoo and Helsinki with 12 buses and the knowledge gained from the operations will be shared with the City Copenhagen to optimize its operations once it starts running its own line next summer.

For more info, please contact:
Tom Granvik, Founder and CFO, +358 40 511 6260, tom.granvik(at)
Peter Schmutzler, Sales Director Nordic, +46 72 700 7381, peter.schmutzler(at)

Eero Lukin