Iran builds Middle East first hybrid electric bus

Photo: Iran builds Middle East first hybrid electric bus / Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.27/ Trend F.Milad

The Middle East's first hybrid electric bus was built jointly by Iran's Isfahan University of Technology and Tehran University, the IRNA News Agency reported.

Mohsen Esfahanian, the project's manager, said that the bus's power consumption is 30 per cent less than regular buses.

It also pollutes the air 50 percent less than the other buses, he added.

A hybrid electric bus combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system.

These types of buses normally use a Diesel-electric powertrain and are also known as hybrid Diesel-electric buses.

The introduction of hybrid electric vehicles and other green vehicles for purposes of public transport forms a part of sustainable transport schemes.

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