To Ekaterinburg has arrived for testing in the first electric bus, which is made in Engel and is essentially a trolley with an electric motor.
Currently undergoing commissioning, the staff is trained, reported in the October depot. The trolley bus has not yet left the depot, but soon the novelty will run on city streets. This will take place exclusively at night for a period of two weeks.
Only after that equipment will be on regular route. It is worth mentioning that this year, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, Governor of Sverdlovsk region, asked the government to raise funds for the electric buses, which could carry passengers in Yekaterinburg.
Kuyvashev waiting for the positive results of road tests. The trolley is called “Metropolis”, for his production is responsible JSC “Trolza”. Power reserve of new items is 20 kilometers. The bus moves almost silently, has a modern design, equipped with air conditioning.