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Cape Town to launch first electric buses in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

Cape Town has issued tenders for the procurement of electric buses for its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and feeder service. The city is also considering electric doubledecker buses that provide more seating for longer distance trips. The tender specifies that the electric buses should be able to travel at least 250 kilometres in traffic before the batteries need recharging. Apart from the buses, the successful bidder must also provide the city with the charging stations for the buses and the necessary training for the bus drivers and mechanical engineers.

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