Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is continuing to modernise its public bus fleet by introducing the first electric bus which will serve passengers in testing regime for a while.
As Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze promised, over the next few years more electric buses will be set to work in Tbilisi.
Today we introduced one electric bus, which we want to test drive on different routes over the next month. This will enable us to know how to arrange infrastructure in the future”, Kaladze said.
...developed countries are going to switch to electric buses starting from [about] 2023. Tbilisi will not be an exception. We will import more electric buses in the coming years. We are also working on building a factory for producing buses”, he added.
Charging electric buses takes about three hours which enables the bus to drive 250 km.
At the first stage the new electric bus will begin circulating on route 61 and 88, which travels through Tbilisi’s two central streets – Rustaveli Ave and Chavchavadze Ave.