Not a single diesel bus will be procured again in Singapore. Electric and hybrids only

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There’s no future for diesel buses in Singapore. The country will only buy electric or hybrid buses from now on. The goal? A full electrified bus fleet by 2040 . An ambitious goal, as in Singapore there are some 5,400 buses to be converted in twenty years time (270 per year at a rough calculation). Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary is quotes as saying so by the newspaper The Straits Times . Singapore’s plans include also the switch of taxi operators to electric cabs. Singapore is also the place where Volvo Buses decided, in March 2019, to unveil its 12-meter autonomous bus , built on the basis of a standard Volvo 7900 Electric. 50 hybrid buses already in operation in Singapore Since March last year, 50 diesel-electric buses have been deployed in Singapore (model Volvo 7900 Hybrid). And 60 full electric buses are on their way to be rolled out. The order for a total of 110 vehicles was finalized in late 2018, when Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded a contract to three different tenderers ( BYD , ST Engineering and Yutong-NARI) , at a total sum of $50.64 million . Electric buses in Singapore, 60 […]

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