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The first electric bus circulates in Havana from this Monday

A Chinese-made electric bus today became the first of its kind to circulate in Cuba with its incorporation into one of the routes of the public transport service of La Havana

Havana, Nov 27 (EFE) .- A Chinese-made electric bus became today the first of its kind to circulate in Cuba with its incorporation into one of the service routes of public transport of Havana.

The bus of the E12 type was prepared according to the characteristics and conditions of the Caribbean country and among its peculiarities has a generator 380 volts adapted by specialists from the Chinese company Yutong, according to the state website Cubadebate.

The new guagua-popular name with which the buses are known in Cuba-, 12 meters long, 2.5 wide and 3.2 meters high, has the capacity to transport 35 seated passengers, while another 70 can travel standing in a wide corridor.

Entre Technical features include the limitation of traveling at a maximum speed of 69 kilometers per hour and a system that allows you to automatically adjust the brake force in each tire.

The first driver of the "ecological" bus on the island, Daniel Ríos, explained that it also has air conditioning and a system for auto recharging or recovery of energy, which through deceleration and braking actions, converts kinetic energy into electrical energy.

Santos was chosen from a group of drivers with more than 20 years of experience. experience and a history without traffic accidents.

The Yutong company, present in Cuba since 2005, has a prominent place in the island market, where it has sold more than 6,000 vehicles of about twenty models.

Currently covers almost all urban and interprovincial transport, according to its sales manager in the Caribbean country, Jesus Zhou.

Last week, responsible for the Transport Company of Havana announced in a state television report the incorporation of 90 new articulated buses as part of a program with an investment of 14 million dollars.

According to the directors, with these new equipment they add 1,001 buses that will provide public transport service in the Cuban capital, where more than 1 million people now move daily.

However, they acknowledged that they are not enough to cover the demand that the sector is dragging, as the Transportation is one of the main problems facing the population in Cuba, one of the countries with the lowest rate of vehicles per inhabitant in the world.

Yutong is the largest company China's producer and marketer of buses and exports to more than 190 countries with profits that exceed 500 million dollars a year.

In addition, it is one of the leaders in the research of renewable energy technologies applied to transport and develops models of ecological vehicles of which sold more than 20,000 until 2016.

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