Moscow: 1.000th electric bus hits the streets

Moscow: 1.000th electric bus hits the streets-000th

Moscow appears to be on track to achieve a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2030. Only recently was the Russian capital able to mark the milestone of 1.000 e-buses in use every day. Mosgortrans, the company that operates the bus and tram network in Moscow, announced that the number 1 electric vehicle.000 was brought onto the streets.

“The design of the 1.000. Electric buses is special, eco-style: the electric bus cabin is decorated with posters that provide facts about electric buses and their impact on the ecosystem.So it is not just its drive system that makes it a truly green bus. The first electric buses were introduced in Moscow as early as 2018 and are therefore already in their fourth winter, which they complete “without interruption”.

During that period, the battery electric buses have transported more than 150 million people, traveled more than 60 million km on 66 bus lines and reduced emissions by 600 thousand tons, the company said. There are currently more than 168 “charging structures” (overhead fast charging points) in the city. In addition, the Russian capital is consistent in the purchase of new buses. Regular diesel buses are no longer used. E-buses, on the other hand, are the focus and are to be expanded by a further 600 units in 2022.

The goal for the end of 2023 is more than 2.200 electric buses, which means an additional purchase of over 600 units. By that time, almost 40% of the bus fleet will be electric. The quick charging structure will be expanded to a total of up to 500 individual parking spaces. By 2030 all buses will be battery-electric or at least emission-free, because there is also a project to develop a hydrogen bus model by Kamaz and RUSNANO.

According to a press statement by Moscow Deputy Mayor for Transport Maksim Liksutov, the electric buses are comfortable and reliable and can operate in a wide temperature range from -40°C to +40°C: “Russian electric buses are very comfortable and reliable. Each electric bus carries about 85 people. This means of transport is also suitable for passengers with disabilities: the electric buses have a low-floor area, ramps and storage space. The electric buses are also equipped with charging stations on the handrails, air conditioning systems and media screens.”

Furthermore, according to Liksutov, they can also cope perfectly with extreme temperatures. “For the fourth winter season in a row, the innovative means of transport is in use without interruption. The temperature range in which it works extends from -40 to +40 degrees Celsius. The batteries are equipped with a temperature control system that prevents the vehicles from overheating in summer and freezing in winter,” Moscow‘s Deputy Mayor for Transport continued.

The Russian e-buses are supposed to get their energy from lithium titanate batteries (LTO), which have a relatively short range (the energy density is significantly lower than that of LFP), but can be charged very quickly at the end points of the route and for very are suitable for low temperatures and offer a long service life.

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5 thoughts on “Moscow: 1.000th electric bus hits the streets”

  1. Good, the heat in the apartments in Moscow can only be regulated by opening the windows in winter. Because the district heating made of fossil energy sources buffers full pipe. But the buses drive electric. Running!

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  2. Total Cast of this article, but already in the original. “60 million km to 66 bus lines covered and emissions reduced by 600 thousand tons, so the company.”600.000T are 600 million kg. That means the diesel buses should eject 10kg CO2 / km and the driving current itself causes no CO2 emissions.
    If you use for a diesel bus in the city traffic 50L diesel / 100km, you come with multiplication with 2.65 to 132.5kg CO2 / 100km = 1.325kg / km.
    The Wikipedia entry I found for Russia’s electricity production is: 66% from coal, gas and oil, 1/6 from nuclear and about 1/5 from hydro. Russia is also not exactly famous for the great expansion of photovoltaics and wind power. So all in all rather a zero number. The emission is shifted to the electricity industry. No saving of CO2, the bus will be more expensive and will have used more energy in production. But such trivialities as the origin of the electricity are of no interest to anyone when it comes to producing alternative facts.
    Clean electricity first, then continue with e-mobility and H2. The wrong order harms us all. Electricity is like money. Neither stinks, no matter where it comes from, money can be made with drugs, weapons and dirtier, electricity from coal, oil, and nuclear power. When plugged in, it no longer stinks and shines.

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  3. Due to the climate – Russian technology with experience, possible simple, robust, durable and reliable. Without it fell frills.

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