By Nigar Abbasova
Baku citizens will be able to make use of electric busses soon. The first model of the bus will be delivered to Baku within 40-45 days, Day.az reported.
Earlier, Khanlar Fatiyev, head of the Ganja automobile plant production unit said that the memorandum on the delivery of the bus was signed with the representatives of the German Eurabus GmbH in Berlin.
The busses which will initially be subjected to the approbation process will be tested in Baku, Sumgait and Ganja. Citizens of Sumgait and Ganja are also expected to make use of the bus services in the nearest future.
Meanwhile, GreenCar electric vehicle sales and service center has recently launched a large-scale ecologically innovative project with the assistance of the country’s Automobile Federation and IDEA (International Dialogue for Environmental Action). One of the main objectives of the project is to bring the latest technological innovations to Azerbaijan. Electric vehicles produced in different countries are being demonstrated at the center within the project.
Azerbaijan possesses favorable and necessary prerequisites for the development of the sphere of alternative energy. Geographic location and climatic conditions of the country allows power generation from the sun and wind. The sphere is developing steadily in the country.
The development of different means of energy generation is becoming more and more relevant in most countries. Despite the fact that energy resources such as oil and gas are considered to be one of the crucial features for the economy and policy, majority of countries are highly interested in alternative methods of energy acquisition as hydrocarbon resources are exhaustible.
Development and introduction of non-fuel technologies are expected to lead to the formation of a new field in the world market of energy resources as well as to the decrease of environmental pollution. The technologies are successfully implemented in the sphere of automobile production.
Regardless the fact that electric cars has not yet been widely introduced in the country the vehicles are used in Baku boulevard, Icheri Sheher reserve and some other parts of the city.
Electric buses are powered solely by batteries. The vehicles are considered to be more economic than a classic diesel busses and drive with zero emission.
Nigar Abbasova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @nigyar_abbasova
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