Moscow begins test trials of the first Russian-made articulated electric bus

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Moscow begins test trials of the first Russian-made articulated electric bus

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Moscow, Russia (Urban Transport News): Trials of articulated electric bus have begun in Moscow. After the test drive, the city plans to purchase such transport for service routes with high passenger traffic.

The innovative electric bandy bus has room for 135 passengers, a range of 90 kilometers and a powerful battery. The charging process takes 20 minutes.

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“Moscow is considered a leader in the electric bus fleet in Europe. We continue to develop environmentally friendly public transport. KAMAZ, a Russian manufacturer of vehicles, trucks and engines, has presented a modern electric articulated bus for test operations, which We will launch. On the streets of Moscow. Now it has been tested on the T34 bus route, so every passenger will be able to appreciate the comfort and innovations of the electric bandy bus. The city after testing such vehicles on service routes with high passengers is planning to buy traffic,” said Maksim Liksutov, deputy mayor for Moscow’s transport.

“The new articulated electric bus is the first electric bus with electric heater in Moscow. The vehicle has space for 135 passengers and is equipped with climate control system, increased safety of controlling the vehicle, automatic braking, full side view. It Makes the electric bus ride eco-friendly, safe and comfortable. The new clear electric bus is fully ready for operation and will run along route T34 (Park Pobedei – Yugo-Zapadnaya Metro Station),” Nikolai Assol, General Director Said Mosgortrans.

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In 2021, Moscow will stop buying diesel buses for the major surface public transport operator. Today the city is focusing on eco-friendly options and keeping up with the trends in the electric vehicle market across the globe. There are 1000 electric buses plying in Moscow nowadays. Next year, Moscow plans to buy 600 more electric vehicles and has started buying clear e-buses to make the entire city’s transport fleet eco-friendly.

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