The first 100% electric bus on Gran Canaria proudly announced in Las Palmas
The municipal city bus service in the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have proudly announced receiving their latest addition to the fleet which firmly places the Atlantic City at the vanguard of sustainable transport solutions.
The ‘Irizar’ guagua bus 100% electric model has slow charge batteries, with a capacity of 525 kWh on board, which translates into a range of more than 200 kilometres. With an aesthetic similar to that offered by the new MetroGuagua express city bus.
18 meters in length, 2.5 meters wide and with a height of 3.4 meters, the new bus is equipped with interior mirrors, a telescopic ramp, air conditioning, four passenger doors (one access and three exit) and USB ports, among many other improvements. The bus can transport up to 155 travellers at a time.
The vehicle stands out for its brightness and ability to turn, as the wheels have an assistance system that allows maneuvers in less space. It will begin service once technicians have certified that it meets the necessary requirements to do so with reliability and safety on the busy streets of the capital, Las Palmas.
Last September, three hybrid buses were added to the fleet, which reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 25% compared to normal ones.
Welcome to a new age of city transport.