Deliveries of KAMAZ electric buses will continue until December 2024.
As previously reported, the entire fleet of taxis and buses in Moscow is planned to be converted to electric traction. Another major step in this direction has been taken. PJSC KAMAZ and State Unitary Enterprise Mosgortrans signed a two-year contract for the supply and maintenance of 1,000 electric buses.
Deliveries of KAMAZ electric buses began in April 2023 and will continue until December 2024. As Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport Maxim Liksutov said, KAMAZ electric buses will be assembled in Moscow at the SVARZ plant, and the first 40 vehicles have already been assembled. The total cost of the agreement is 63.3 billion rubles.
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According to the terms of this agreement, 50 new electric buses will enter Moscow’s routes every month.
KAMAZ plans to supply equipment in “anti-sanction” configuration. The source mentions an all-electric climate system and the use of increased capacity traction drives, giving a range of 90 km.
In total, taking into account the purchases of LiAZ electric buses, by the end of 2024, Mosgortrans will receive 1,200 new electric vehicles. As a result, their share on Moscow routes will exceed 35%. Note that this is somewhat lower than previously announced.
At the end of last year, 1,050 electric buses were running through the streets of the capital, serving 79 routes. In 2022, they carried more than 117 million passengers.
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