Electric buses are famous for the lack of harmful emissions. There will be no need for power lines recharging the domestic buses; charging points are to be installed at bus stops.
“The Belarusian electric buses will be equipped with supercapacitors made by China’s Xinzhu Corporation which were successfully tested in Bulgaria and China,” The electric buses will also have half-pantographs for speedy charging (not more than seven minutes) at terminal stations,” a company’s representative told state-run news agency BelTA.
There have long been many preconditions for integrating the innovative solution into the city’s public transport system, including high air pollution levels, frequent traffic jams, and inability to bypass obstacles on public transport routes, Belkommunmash stressed.
Two Belkommunmash-produced Е433 electric buses are expected to hit the city center’s streets by early December 2016. In 1Q 2017 Minsk will get another 18 vehicles