UAE’s Masdar launches region's first all-electric bus

Eco Bus - Credit Masdar

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The UAE has set a clean energy target of 27 per cent by 2021.

Wednesday 09, January 2019 BY MUZORIWA KUDAKWASHE

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has launched the first fully electric passenger bus in the MENA region as the UAE pursues clean and energy efficient transport.

The all-electric bus which was jointly developed by Masdar, Siemens Middle East and Hafilat Industry can seat 30 passengers with a range of 150 kilometres per battery charge.

In a statement, Masdar stated that the Eco-Bus is driven by a Siemens traction system which includes a gearless PEM motor.

The Eco-Bus has been designed to withstand the heat and humidity of the UAE climate and solar panels are also used to power the Eco-Bus’s auxiliary systems.

The bus will serve a six-stop route between Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and Masdar City.

TAGS : Masdar, Siemens Middle East, Masdar City, electric passenger bus

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