Recently, Russian manufacturer KAMAZ began production of upgraded electric buses at their SVARZ eco-plant. The new models feature more prominent route numbers, faster opening doors, and are equipped with heaters and durable floor coverings. Additionally, the power reserve has been increased to a range of 90 km.
“Moscow continues to adapt infrastructure and urban transport in accordance with the Green Agenda. Moscow’s eco-friendly transport fleet is considered to be the largest in Europe. According to the operational statistics, electric buses today are the most reliable type of surface public transport. They are convenient and safe, so they quickly became popular and received popular response and trust by citizens. This year we will announce a new tender for the supply of 1,000 – 1,300 new electric buses in 2023 and 2024, including the supply of the articulated electric buses.” said Nikolay Asaul, CEO of Mosgortrans
Electric buses were first introduced in Moscow over 4 years ago in 2018. By 2022, these buses had transported over 117 million passengers in the city.
“In 2022 the innovative eco-transport has transported more than 117 million passengers. Besides, last year we have launched 13 electric bus routes that have been used by more than 5.2 million passengers. Replacing diesel buses with electric ones on these bus routes will help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5.2 thousand tons per year.” said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport