Do you know which city is the leader in Europe in introducing electric buses to the public transport system? Do you think these are ecological cities: Milan, London or, say, Greta Tunberg’s hometown of Stockholm?
If in 2018 there were 2,500 electric buses coming to Europe, there were only 300 in the US, or less than in Moscow.
In 2018, 10 electric buses were moving in New York (and 10 more were purchased). By the way, one of the leaders in the use of electric buses in Europe – London uses Chinese electric buses – BYD ADL Enviro 200 EV. There were 51 such electric buses in London in 2016. No information has been released on the new acquisition since then. In terms of the use of electric buses, London was the leader until 2018, them Amsterdam became leader where 100 electric buses – VDL Citea SLFA Electric – were put into operation. It is the largest electric bus park in Europe, certainly after Moscow, where more than 300 electric buses run. These electric buses are manufactured in Russia. ËMÀÇ-6274 and ÊTCÀÇ-6282 buses are running in Moscow. Other manufacturers, such as Trolza and Volgabas, have their own electric vehicles. By the way, the batteries of these cars are also Russian – the company “Liotech”.
It should be noted that in addition to Moscow, autonomous electric transport (electric buses or trolleybuses with autonomous driving) is also used in other Russian cities, such as St. Petersburg and Don Rostov-on-Don . It is obvious that the future is for electric busses .