Yutong launches 18m electric BRT bus in Mexico

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MEXICO

In late 2021, 10 Yutong 18-metre high-floor full-electric BRT buses were delivered to Mexico City, marking the mass-production debut of Yutong’s electric BRT bus in the Mexican market. The buses are expected not only significantly improve the transit efficiency and travel experience of Mexican residents, but also help Mexico open a new chapter of green and rapid transit.

With an area of 1,525 square kilometres and a population of about 22 million including satellite cities, Mexico City is the most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and the highest-altitude metropolitan area in the world. Mexico City’s Mayor noted at the delivery ceremony that the full-electric BRT bus marked an important step in mobility integration in Mexico City and that they will further improve the transport system and bring cleaner air and better health. The vehicles will operate the Metrobús Line 3 service, and have a capacity of 160 passengers and claimed range of 330 kilometres.

Yutong has supplied its first electric BRT buses to Mexico City. YUTONG