The government of Moscow plans to buy an additional 500 electric buses in 2022 to add to its current fleet of 1000 electric public buses.
In the past three years, Moscow’s electric bus fleet has run more than 60 million kilometres and carried more than 156 million passengers. They now run on 66 bus routes throughout the city.
To accommodate this large fleet, Moscow has built 168 charging structures within the city and has plans to add an additional 115 new stations this year.
“In 2021, Moscow stopped buying diesel buses for the surface public transport operator. Today, the city is focused on eco-friendly alternatives and is keeping up with worldwide electric vehicle market trends. In December, Moscow received the 1000th electric bus assembled by the Russian manufacturer KAMAZ at the innovative SVARZ eco-plant. The e-bus is dedicated to ecology and environmental science. In 2022, Moscow plans to purchase 500 more eco-friendly buses.”
The majority of the 500 new electric buses will be purchased with funds from the city’s green bonds, which have already financed nearly half of the Moscow electric bus fleet.
Moscow’s 100th electric bus was the 400th bus purchased with these funds, and was thus dedicated to the green bonds. The exterior design celebrates the environment and its bus cabin is decorated with posters containing facts about electric buses and their impact on the eco-system.
“Nowadays, green bonds are in high demand in Russia. All funds from this project will be used for the purchase of electric buses and the construction of new metro stations. These transport projects have a positive impact on the ecological situation in the city and on the health of its residents.”
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