Moscow welcomes 1000th electric bus
The City of Moscow has welcomed its 1000th electric bus to its fleet. Purchased with funds from the Green Bonds, this e-bus shows the commitment of the city to decarbonise its transport system by focusing on the deployment of electric vehicles.
The Russian capital has just reached a milestone in its transition towards more sustainable mobility. The city recently launched its 1000th e-bus, the 400th purchased with funds from the Green Bonds.
Moscow is a leader in e-buses development and deployment. Since their launch in 2018, vehicles have operated in 66 bus routes, run 60 million kilometers - carrying more than 150 million passengers.
Smartness, sustainability, and inclusivity are at the heart of the busses' operations. Besides running on electric fuels, these e-buses are adapted to passengers with disabilities (they count with low-floor, ramps, and accumulation areas) and to extreme temperatures; the batteries are equipped with a temperature control system to prevent vehicles from overheating in summer and freezing in winter.
In order to achieve a fully electric public transport fleet, Moscow has set itself a timeline:
- 2021 - Stop buying diesel buses for the primary surface public transport operator and actively develop charging infrastructure.
- 2022 - Purchase 600 electric vehicles and continue developing charging infrastructure.
- 2023 - Have more than 2,200 e-buses and more than 500 charging stations. Nearly 40% of all surface transport fleet will be electric at this point.
- 2030 - Have an entirely electric city transport fleet. To achieve this goal, the Government of Moscow aims to purchase more than 500 electric buses yearly and develop an innovative hydrogen bus model together with KAMAZ and RUSNANO.
Read more about it from Moscow Transport here.