Cape Town plans to introduce electric buses



The City of Cape Town says it will next month advertise a multimillion-rand tender for the procurement of a fleet of 12m-long electric buses, in line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The city is also considering electric double-decker buses for longer distance trips. The tender, worth R50m over two years, specifies that the electric buses should be able to travel at least 250km in traffic before the batteries need recharging.

“Apart from the buses, the successful bidder must also provide the city with the charging stations for the buses and the necessary training for the bus drivers and mechanical engineers,” Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille

Sources: Business Day , News24

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  • Adriaan Joubert

    This is amazeballz!

  • Gene de Murro

    We can’t afford this and we don’t need it. Put that R 50 million of our money into District Six instead.

  • Andrew Newman

    Specs sound like a BYD bus.