Electric buses expected to start running on African roads

Electric buses expected to start running on African roads

Hundreds of electric buses will hit African roads by the end of the year as different countries start to replace large public transport vehicles with internal combustion engines.

On the eve of 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27) in Egypt, the host country is to roll out 70 electric buses to the tune of $17 million.

The North African country’s ministry of state for military production and the ministry of local development signed a joint agreement for the acquisition of the buses, christened Setibus, in July.

Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles (MCV), an Egyptian company, is producing the vehicles in the country ahead of their official rollout in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, where COP27 will be hosted between November 7-18.

“Work is in full swing for the climate conference, and there will be a fleet of electric and gas-powered buses and electric cars that will be operated during and after the climate conference,” Egypt Today quoted the country’s minister of local development Mahmoud Shaarawy as saying.

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