Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 11
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
The first Belarusian Vitovt Electro E420 electric bus was put into operation in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, Trend reports citing the Belarusian embassy in Uzbekistan.
The bus was delivered to Uzbekistan in September. The Vitovt electric bus entered Tashkent route No. 41, “25th quarter of Chilanzar - The Chilanzar clothing market”, where it will be tested for three months.
"The electric bus is being used in one of the busiest areas of the Uzbek capital," the embassy noted.
The bus is equipped with a system of energy storage based on supercapacitors. The time for full charge of the drives is 5-10 minutes; it is carried out at the end station. An electric bus performs up to 15 route per day. On the first day, it was able to drive more than 40 km on a single charge.
Even compared to fairly new locally produced buses (joint production of buses with large foreign companies has been created in Uzbekistan), the daily cost of charging it is almost 10 times less than the cost of diesel fuel for a bus operating on the route.
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