Athens launches its first electric bus
It can carry 58 passengers
- April 13, 2019 17:00
- Monika Dimitrova
An electric bus, which is silent and boasts of having no environmental footprint whatsoever, was presented for the first time in Athens this week. It is 100% electric, 8.7 meters long, and can carry 58 passengers, 22 of them seated. The city governance is very happy to own the first electric bus in Greece and appoint the need to introduce electric transport in other urban areas. Still it has not been announced when the new buses will appear on the streets of Athens.
The bus features an aluminum chassis, 180 KW-power housed electric motors, a 250 BHP engine, and 350 NM of torque available upon ignition. A single two-hour charge can keep it running for 200 kilometers.
Within the administrative boundaries of the Municipality of Athens, approximately 700,000 people live on an area of 38.96 sq.km and in the whole metropolitan area over 4 million, on an area of nearly 3000 sq.km. The city of Athens is divided into 7 large areas which are subdivided into neighborhoods, and the whole area of another 34.