Two electric buses were presented by China’s Hunan Province to Mogilev city as it celebrated the 750th anniversary.
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The low-floor 12-meter-long vehicles named Hunan and Mogilev are expected to cover 167 kilometers in one shift.
The electric buses can ride up to 250 kilometers on one charge. The vehicles will operated by local winners of a competition for drivers.
According to the results of the test drive, the trolleybus fleet will save up from 30% to 35% of electricity.
Guests of honour and Mogilev youths were the first to test the new buses that will enter passenger service in a month.
“This is but the first step towards improving transport communication and passenger services in Mogilev.
We are now considering buying Belkommunmash electric buses. We will gradually shift towards more modern kinds of transport.
Moreover, they do not require additional infrastructure in new residential areas of the city,” Mogilev Mayor Vladimir Tsumarev said.
The arrival of made in China electric buses on Mogilev streets is another proof of Belarus-China fast-developing cooperation.
The Belarusian region has been implementing a number of joint projects with Chinese partners, including joint vehicle production and Belarusian milk products export.
“Our relations have been expanding in all strategic fields. It is based on mutual respect and mutual benefit.
We see enormous potential for boosting cooperation and we will make every effort from our part to do this,” the official concluded.