Moscow has ordered 100 KAMAZ electric buses

Moscow has ordered 100 KAMAZ electric buses


Vedomosti.- Moscow has signed a life-cycle contract with Kamaz for the supply of 100 electric buses and 36 ultra-fast charging stations, as reported by Interfax, citing the capital’s department of investment and industrial policy.

The contract proposes the supply of electric buses, developed in accordance with the demands of the city and their servicing for the duration of 15 years. The contract is worth 6.57 billion rubles (approximately $100 million).

The electric buses will be equipped with facilities for disabled passengers, climate control systems, satellite navigation, USB connectors for charging mobile devices and WiFi.

The reason behind the absence of electric buses in Mosgortrans:

The first two contracts for the supply and service of electric buses in Moscow were signed with Kamaz and GAZ Group in Spring 2018. The total value of the two contracts amounted to 12.7 billion rubles. In September it was realised that GAZ and Kamaz have delayed the supply of electric buses to Moscow. They had to supply 15 electric buses by the first of September, however, some vehicles didn’t arrive in time.

The electric buses have been running on the streets of the capital since Autumn 2018. The city administration plans to purchase 300 electric buses per year in 2019-2020 period.