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October 23, 2021

First electric buses to appear in Bucharest

Public transportation seeks to become “green” in Romania’s capital. Two electric buses will be used in Bucharest starting today. The two buses will undergo tests over a period of two months.

“The buses will enter traffic as soon as we sign the protocol with the dealer and with the Bucharest City Hall. This means they will probably enter traffic at the end of April. These two buses will be tested for two months,” Bucharest Public Transportation (RATB) General Manager Vincentiu Daniel Antonescu stated.

Made available for testing by the representatives of CEFIN TRUCKS, on the basis of an exclusive representation agreement signed by the Chinese producer, the BYD Model K9 buses are 100 per cent electric and use rechargeable batteries that are based on the latest technology. The batteries give BYD buses a range of 250 kilometres on a single charge, in urban traffic conditions.

Through these programs, the Bucharest City Hall and the Bucharest General Council express their openness to finding new solutions to improve public transportation.


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