Moscow begins testing first Russian-made articulated electric bus
14 January 2022
Testing of the the first Russian-made articulated electric bus has begun in Moscow. After the test drive, the city plans to purchase such vehicles to service routes with high passenger traffic.
The electric bendy bus has space for 135 passengers and a range of 90 kilometers; charging of the battery pack takes 20 minutes. The new articulated electric bus is also the first electric bus in Moscow with an electric heater.
Moscow is considered to be the 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 presented a modern electric articulated bus for test operation, which we will launch on the roads of Moscow. It is now tested on the T34 bus route, so each passenger will be able to appreciate the comfort and innovations of the electric bendy bus.—Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport
In 2021, Moscow stopped buying diesel buses for the major surface public transport operator. Today the city is focused on eco-friendly alternatives and is keeping up with worldwide electric vehicle market trends. Currently, 1000 electric buses operate in Moscow. (Earlier post.)
Next year, Moscow plans to buy 600 electric vehicles more and start to purchase articulated e-buses to make the entire city transport fleet eco-friendly.
This one could probably use a dual-motor drive system with the front axle and rearmost axle powered, for better maneuverability in slippery conditions.
Posted by: Engineer-Poet | 14 January 2022 at 04:59 AM