The Belkommunmash company will produce two prototype electric buses for Minsk before the end of this year. The BelTA news agency reported this, citing Tatyana Kravchenko, the first deputy head of the Minsk municipal executive government’s economy committee.
The electric buses will not require connection to power lines for charging. Facilities capable of charging the buses in seven minutes will be installed at bus terminuses.
"The Belarusian electric buses will be equipped with super-capacitors (Xinzhu Corp., China), which have recommended themselves during operating on city routes in Bulgaria and China," Kravchenko said.
According to plan, two E433 electric buses manufactured by Belkommunmash will begin operating on streets in downtown Minsk at the beginning of December this year and 18 electric buses will be delivered to the city in the first quarter of 2017.
Belkommunmash is the leading manufacturer of modern, urban electric vehicles in Belarus.