Photo: Vladimir Waldin

RUSSIA: Moscow bus operator Mosgortrans has selected two manufacturers to supply a total of 200 electric buses and charging infrastructure.

KAMAZ and GAZ are each to supply 100 low-floor battery buses. Each of the 6·35bn rouble orders include 15 years of maintenance, as well as the installation and maintenance of 62 fast charging stations.

The buses are due to arrive between September and the end of the year. They will have capacity for 85 passengers, and will be equipped with CCTV and USB sockets.

The city authorities plan to purchase a further 300 battery buses annually in the coming years to replace diesel fleets and some trolleybuses.