Government seeking feedback on electric buses
Passengers have been asked to give their opinion on how the introduction of 30 electric buses is working out.
Wayne Furbert, the Minister of Transport, said that $50,000 had been saved in fuel costs since the vehicles began operating on the island in April.
The minister said he was pleased with initial reports regarding the electric buses, but wanted feedback from users.
He said: “The Ministry of Transport is committed to building a sustainable and fully electric transportation infrastructure that is safe for the environment.
“The buses have been in operation for over six months and have saved the Department of Public Transportation an estimated $50,000 in fuel costs.
“These savings do not include maintenance costs, which are expected to save nearly half compared to diesel buses.
“We are pleased with the initial reports, and now we would like to hear from the public their views on the electric buses.
“The Ministry of Transport looks forward to working with stakeholders to prepare for the transition to a full fleet of electric buses by 2030 and the phasing-out of the sale and importation of internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035.”
Bermuda’s electric buses were manufactured by the Golden Dragon Bus Company in China and were delivered in three batches.
People wishing to comment on the buses can do so via www.forum.gov.bm until December 30.