Uzbek automobile factory to master electric buses production by 2022
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 20
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
SamAuto Uzbek automobile factory handed over a test electric bus to Toshshahartranskhizmat public transport operator in Uzbekistan on November 19, which will run on route 51 (6th quarter of Yunusabad - Beshagach square), Trend reports with reference to gazeta.uz.
SamAuto specialists will monitor and study the feedback from passengers and drivers, as well as the quality and functionality of this model during operation in order to take them into account when developing their own electric bus.
"The electric bus is produced by BYD Auto Co., Ltd. The Chinese car manufacturer is one of the world leaders in the production of electric vehicles. The mileage per charge amounts to 300 kilometers, which corresponds to the average daily mileage of a city bus. A full charge can be done in 3-4 hours at night when the load on the power grid is lower. Electric buses are unpretentious in maintenance, noiseless, and require fewer costs compared to gas and diesel transport," said, Deputy General Director for Marketing and Sales of SamAuto Ilkhom Yarashev.
The length of the electric bus amounts to 12 meters, and the passenger capacity amounts to 76 people. It is low-floor - due to the absence of steps and a podium, passengers, including retirees, passengers with strollers, and people with special needs, can freely move around the cabin. The electric bus is equipped with a video surveillance camera and an automatic air conditioning and heating system.
In accordance with the Concept of Environmental Protection until 2030, at least 50 percent of public transport in Uzbekistan should switch to alternative fuels in order to reduce the emission of harmful substances into the atmosphere.
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