Electric trial in Warsaw
Warsaw becomes the latest city to trial electric buses with the arrival of a Chinese built vehicle that runs on electricity with fully recyclable batteries.
17 June 2013 - An all-electric bus from Chinese automaker BYD has this month been trialled in service in Warsaw by municipal transport operator MZA Warsaw. The bus operated on route 222, on some of the city’s busiest streets. The manufacturer calculates that running 250 kilometres a day, its electric bus saves 395 zloty (100EUR) daily when compared with a diesel bus with fuel consumption of 40 litres per 100 kilometres.
BYD says its battery electric bus can cover 250 kilometres in heavy city traffic on a single charge and that the Warsaw trial vehicle can be fully recharged in five hours. Not only does the bus produce zero emissions, but the batteries are made from Iron-Phosphate, a reportedly safe and non-polluting material that can be recycled or safely disposed of. A double boost for the environment!