KAMAZ will transfer a large batch of electric buses to Moscow. The enterprise has signed the next, fourth in a row, contract for the supply of electric buses to the Mosgortrans company.
Under the terms of the agreement, KAMAZ will supply Moscow with a total of 350 KAMAZ-6282 electric buses. The contract also provides for 15 years of maintenance for innovative technology. As before, electric buses will be delivered in stages: the first 150 units will be delivered to Mosgortrans by July 31, 2021, another 200 KAMAZ electric buses are to be delivered by December 31 of this year. The total term for the provision of services (including maintenance of equipment) is until November 30, 2036.
It is noteworthy that within the framework of the fourth contract, KAMAZ electric buses, assembled directly in the Russian capital, will be supplied for the first time. Let us remind you that at the end of April this year, the official opening of an assembly plant for KAMAZ electric buses took place in Moscow, on the territory of the Sokolniki Carriage Repair and Construction Plant. The large-scale project is financed by KAMAZ, Moscow, for its part, supported it with a grant and provided a platform. This made it possible to optimize the production of KAMAZ electric buses, shorten the delivery time, assembly and maintenance of innovative electric vehicles, as well as significantly reduce logistics costs. It is planned that the first electric buses assembled in Moscow will go on the line in May.
According to the results of last year, sales of KAMAZ electric buses increased by 18%, to 200 units, in 2021 the production of innovative transport is planned to double.
"KAMAZ continues close cooperation with Moscow and does not stop there, continuing to improve electric buses and expand the model range of passenger electric transport," noted Samat Sattarov, Director of Passenger Transport at KAMAZ PJSC. - This year the public is presented with a low-floor electric bus of an especially large class (the so-called "accordion") KAMAZ-6292, which is planned to be put into serial production next year. This model was developed by our engineers on a special order from GUP Mosgortrans and designed taking into account the operating experience of the KAMAZ-6282 electric bus, which has been supplied to Moscow since 2018.