Zero carbon E-buses with self-charging features will play Dubai South from next year as part of the community’s efforts to develop a smart and sustainable living environment, Dubai South management announced on Monday.
The community management on Monday signed a deal with Transit Australia Group (TAG) that will supply the first E-Bus next year. The deal is part of Dubai South’s steps toward building a low carbon footprint city.
The zero-carbon bus is part of the next generation of mass transit vehicles and is said to cost 80 per cent less to maintain than a standard diesel bus.
Pegged as a game changer for public transport, the new bus utilises advanced battery and regenerative braking technology.
The environmentally friendly bus can be charged at the depot and while in service, and has a range of at least 300km and capacity for 50 passengers.
Design innovations of the bus include bench seats that can be reversed to allow passengers to face each other and socialise, as well as USB connections to allow passengers to charge mobile phones.
Ahmad Al Ansari, Acting CEO of Dubai South said: “The signing of this agreement brings us a step closer in fulfilling our ambition of building a sustainable urban destination with technology, innovation, and smart planning at its core.”
He added: “At Dubai South we are pioneering an ambitious smart city transformation guided by people’s happiness. The aim is to build a smart city that enables its people to do smart things with minimum ecological impact and the environmentally friendly e-bus is a positive step in that direction.”
Source: Gulf News
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