Colombian capital Bogotá will add 594 new all-electric buses to its TransMilenio public bus system in 2020, giving the city the largest electric bus fleet in Latin America, Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa said. The 594 initial electric buses will represent the first phase of TransMilenio’s upgrade toward an environmentally friendly fleet that improves city air quality. Another phase will include “other low emission technologies” to complete a fleet of nearly 2,800 buses. It’s unclear if the next phase will involve any electric buses, or how many, or what those other technologies might entail. But Peñalosa tweeted that Bogotá’s electric bus fleet will be made up of “at least” 594 out of 2,779 vehicles, and possibly more: Rumbo a anunciar con nuestra súper gerente de TransMilenio Maria Consuelo Araújo la licitación del SITP Fase 5, que hará que Bogotá tenga la flota más grande de buses eléctricos en América Latina: por lo menos 594 de 2779 y posiblemente más!! — Enrique Peñalosa (@EnriquePenalosa) June 10, 2019 Of the first 594 buses, 553 will be operational, with 41 to be used as reserve vehicles, TransMilenio announced. The buses will come in three sizes, for an average capacity of either 80, 50, […]


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