MOSCOW, 19 July (BelTA) – An electric bus made by Belarus' Belkommunmash is undergoing a test run through the streets of Russia's Yekaterinburg. Yekaterinburg has never seen a vehicle of this kind before, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia.
“The very Belarusian electric bus that has recently been displayed at the Innoprom expo is now trialed in passenger service in Yekaterinburg along the route between Railway Station and Shchorsa Street,” the diplomatic service informed.
Trial runs will be followed by performance evaluation. After that, Yekaterinburg authorities will make a decision regarding the use of such transport. They will be able to better understand what additional infrastructure should be built and will evaluate the cost of the entire project. “According to Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor Evgeny Kuivashev, such new-generation transport should also be incorporated into the transportation system of Yekaterinburg in the future. Regional and municipal authorities are closely following the operation of such vehicles in Minsk and other cities,” the embassy informed.
The diplomatic mission added that Baranchinsky Electromechanical Plant from Sverdlovsk Oblast is among the suppliers of engines for the Belarusian electric buses. The engine made by this plant was mounted on the electric bus that is now undergoing trials in Yekaterinburg.More about Economy