Electric buses on the horizon for São Paulo’s streets

electric buses são paulo

The biggest metropolis of South America, São Paulo has a complex urban public transport network, with a fleet including 14,076 buses running on diesel and 201 trolleybuses, which draw their power from overhead electrical wires. As of this month, however, a novelty may be seen on the city’s streets. The São Paulo government is planning to roll out a fleet of 15 entirely battery-powered buses, the first of their kind in the state capital.

“It will be a chance to verify the performance of electric buses in everyday usage, in rigorous operating conditions,” said Simão Saura Neto, the superintendent of...

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