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Moscow deploys 800th electric bus, on the way to 1,000 by year-end

If someone asked you which of the world’s major cities has the most electric buses in operation outside of China, would your first guess be the capital of a country that’s one of the planet’s largest fossil fuel producers, and that seldom generates any EV-related news in the US press (except for an impractical plan… Read more »

Moscow stops buying diesel buses, will have 1,000 electric buses by the end of 2021

Moscow boasts the largest fleet of electric transit buses in Europe. By the end of 2021, there will be 1,000 e-buses on the streets of the Russian capital. Now the Moscow transit authority reports that it will generally buy no more diesel buses. “Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we… Read more »

Drive Electro to supply components for another 200 electric buses in Moscow

Russia may not be thought of as an EV hotspot, but it appears that Moscow boasts the most charged bus system in Europe—the capital’s transit fleet includes 600 battery-electric buses, and that number is slated to increase to 1,000 vehicles by the end of the year. Most of the batteries and propulsion equipment for the… Read more »

KAMAZ opens Moscow center to build electric buses

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ has opened a plant to produce electric buses on the property of the Sokolniki Car Repair and Construction Plant (SVARZ) in Moscow. An assembly line designed to produce up to 500 electric buses per year will operate at SVARZ as the first stage. In the second stage, KAMAZ will construct another… Read more »

Moscow aims to electrify its entire bus fleet by 2032

Moscow is rapidly electrifying its municipal bus fleet. The Russian capital began replacing diesel buses with electric buses in 2018, and now operates some 600 e-buses on 42 routes. Over the next 4 years, the city plans to buy 2,675 more units, and authorities expect to have converted the entire fleet to electric drive by… Read more »

Moscow manufacturer introduces electric bus powertrain

Moscow-based NPP ITELMA, a developer and manufacturer of vehicle electronics, has introduced a full powertrain system for electric buses. The system will make it possible to convert any modern bus to electric drive, the company said. The company says its system can reduce EV energy consumption by 25% and increase e-bus range by up to… Read more »

Moscow’s fleet of 450 e-buses to grow to 2,600 by 2024

Electric buses are proliferating, many of them far beyond the expected early-adopting cities. Russia is hardly an EV hotspot, but there are already 450 electric buses on the streets of Moscow, running on 36 routes. The capital prides itself on having one of the largest e-bus fleets outside of China. Mosgortrans, the city’s major bus… Read more »

Public chargers going online in Moscow, nationwide network planned

The Russian electricity company Rosseti has installed a public EV charging station in a Moscow parking lot, the first of 150 that will be deployed in the city’s public parking lots by the end of next year. Rosseti already operates a network of about 30 charging stations on Moscow streets and highways and at shopping… Read more »

Russian firm to offer natural gas-powered EV charging in London

Two Russian firms—software developer 4xxi and charger manufacturer L-Charge—are collaborating to create an off-grid EV charging network in London that’s scheduled to be launched this year. L-Charge’s “rapidly scalable off-grid ultra-fast chargers” use energy from locally-stored fossil fuels rather than the electrical grid. L-Charge has tested a mobile gas-powered charging station in Moscow, and plans… Read more »

Bogotá orders 596 new electric buses—fleet of 1,485 e-buses will be the largest outside China

Bogota public transit agency Transmilenio has ordered 596 new BYD electric buses, bringing the city’s electric bus fleet to a total of 1,485 units. The new e-buses are expected to be in operation by 2022, and will operate in the Fontibón, Usme and Perdomo areas. María Fernanda Ortiz, the General Manager of Transmilenio, proudly claimed… Read more »