After an electric bus allegedly triggered a major fire in Stuttgart last week, other transport companies are drawing conclusions. The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) is now taking eight electric buses out of service as a precaution. The measure only applies to buses of the same type and initially only until the cause of the fire has been finally clarified, the Stadtwerke München announced today.
In Stuttgart, the electric charging station was destroyed in the fire on September 30th. Therefore, no electric buses are currently in use, said a spokesman for the local transport company SSB. In the fire in the bus depot, 25 buses were completely burned out. There was damage in the millions. According to current knowledge, a technical defect when charging an electric bus triggered the fire.