KAMAZ took part in the 8th specialized exhibition Electrotrans-2018 at Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre in Moscow.
ElectroTrans is an effective communicative platform for experts interested in the development of urban electric transport. KAMAZ demonstrated the second-generation KAMAZ-6282 electric bus which attracted visitors. They got interested in every detail – from handrails in the passenger compartment to internals of the electric bus.
"Our target audience here is heads of municipal enterprises, public transport enterprises, representatives of commercial companies specializing in urban passenger transportation, etc. Many of them keep their eyes on the ball and, in view of tendencies in the industry, already now start to prepare their infrastructure for electric buses," noted Aleksey Sergeev, Head of the Service for Promotion of Passenger Electric Transport Means of KAMAZ PTC. "It's noteworthy that the KAMAZ-6282 interests carriers not only from Moscow, but also from other regions. Our task at the exhibition is to bring as much information as possible to them. For instance, many people are unaware of the fact that the electric transport subsidy program applies not only to trams and trolleybuses, but also to electric buses, it means they can be purchased at a reduced price." Besides, the KAMAZ experts conducted fruitful negotiations with potential suppliers of components, which will enable to increase the share of Russian components in KAMAZ electric buses and, finally, reduce their cost.
Moscow is the first city in Russia which starts to widely use electric buses. It should be recalled that KAMAZ won the tender for the supply of 100 electric buses and ultra-fast charging stations to Mosgortrans. "Half of electric buses from this batch will be delivered till the end of the year, and the first unit will be delivered already in July, and 14 units – in August," explained Nikolay Pronin, Deputy Director General of KAMAZ PTC for Passenger Transport Means. "The rest 50 electric buses will be delivered to the capital next year. In accordance with terms of reference, the KAMAZ-6282 version will be greatly customized for Mosgortrans. And under the contract, 31 charging stations are to be installed on the territory specified by a customer."
Large-sized KAMAZ-6282 electric buses are certified, and in 2017 they were tested by transportation companies of Moscow, St. Petersburg, other cities. At the end of 2017, commercial sales of electric buses started. Now, KAMAZ is completing research and advanced development of a small-size electric bus, an autonomous trolley bus and electric trucks.