The 500th electric bus has joint the Moscow fleet

The 500th electric bus has joint the Moscow fleet


 

Autostat.- The 500th electric bus has been introduced to Moscow routes recently. The vehicle has been purchased by the administration of the capital city, within the scope of the Overground Transport Renewal Programme. The bus has been assembled at Nefaz, a subsidiary of Kamaz.

As one may remember, the first Russian-made electric buses appeared on the roads of the capital two years ago, in September 2018. The number of buses reached 300 within the 2018-19 period and 200 more have been added to the fleet in 2020. As a result, the Moscow electric bus fleet has become the largest in Europe, according to the official website of the Mayor of the Capital.

Moscow intends to lead the way further in terms of electric transport development. There are plans to add another 400 buses on the electric fleet and push the number up to 2300 units by the end of 2023. Thereby, including the trams, almost 40% of the overground transport system of Moscow will be electrically operated, turning the entire fleet of Mosgortrans “green” by 2030.