Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Quote

Panama testing electric buses to heritage site

electric-620x264.jpg

ELECTRIC powered street transportation is the wave of the future and Mayor José Isabel Blandón intends Panama to be on its crest.

Before December, the city will begin a six months-test of an electric bus on a route from the metro station of Plaza Cinco de Mayo to the iconic Casco Viejo World Heritage site.

On Friday, September 1 Blandon said that when he was at a forum in Bogota the Chinese Company BVD  which operates electric buses in the Colombian capital and has an office in Panama offered a free six month’s test of the bus.

The mayor said that the city plan envisaged three routes for travelers to the old city: from Plaza 5 de Mayo, from Amador and from El Chorrillo.

City Hall would coordinate this pilot plan with the Transit Authority,(ATTT) the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Energy and the  Mi Bus company. During the test period, it would be verified if the route would have demand,  and if the bus can operate well in the streets of San Felipe.

The mayor said he had already made the proviso that the bus should be modified for use by people in wheel chairs.

If the pilotrun is successfu,  Panama City Hall would buy the buses and they would be operated by the Mi Bus Company.

 

http://www.newsroompanama.com/travel/panama-2/panama-testing-electric-buses-heritage-site

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

Free rides on Panama’s first electric bus

electric-bus-620x264.jpg 
 
A pilot operation of Panama’s first electric bus system began on Monday, August 6. The route will be from El Marañon to Casco Viejo and will be managed by the Mi Bus Company and for the first six months rides will be free says the Mayor’s office. The project is carried out with the support of the BYD company that provided the 45-passenger bus.
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/free-rides-on-panamas-first-electric-bus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

Vandalism halts electric bus trial

Posted 13/02/2019
 
electric-bus.jpg

Vandalism has led to the suspension of the electric bus service running to Casco Viejo says the Panama City Mayor’s office and the MiBus company. The bus is part of the 5 de Mayo Electric Mobility Pilot Plan. .According to the first reports, the glass of the transport was damaged while it was parked in  El Chorrillo.late on Tuesday, February 12.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/business/vandalism-halts-electric-bus-trial

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

New electric bus will test on multiple Panama routes

electric-bus.jpg

COMING to Panama soon

Posted 25/06/2019

A 12-meter long electric bus will come into service on Panama highways in the coming months.

The model unit k9, a far cry from the smoke-belching diablos rojos (red devils) that once clogged Panama City streets can travel  over  300 kilometers.

The bus will travel to different destinations such as Corredor Sur, Corredor Norte, Transístmica, Tumba Muerto, among other routes. The electric bus model k7, currently operates only in the area of Casco Viejo from 5:30 am to  9:35 am and 1:40 to 5:45 pm It has been operating since August 2018 and has carried over 50.000  passengers.

A 12-meter long electric bus will come into service on Panama highways in the coming months.

The model unit k9, a far cry from the smoke-belching diablos rojos (red devils) that once clogged Panama City streets can travel over 300 kilometers.

The  bus will travel to different destinations such as Corredor Sur, Corredor Norte, Transístmica, Tumba Muerto, among other routes. The electric bus model k7, currently operates only in the area of Casco Viejo from 5:30 am to  9:35 am and 1:40 to 5:45 pm It has been operating since August 2018 and has carried over 50.000  passengers.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/business/new-electric-bus-will-test-on-multiple-panama-routes-1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quote

New electric bus testing on City and corridor routes

electric-bus.jpg

Posted 13/08/2019

A K9 model  electric bus  made by China’s BYD company began  operations in Panama City on Tuesday, August 13

It will circulate on different routes in the city and on the corridors for a six-month trial period while functionality and performance will be evaluated.

The bus will change routes every three weeks. The first will be the C640 Panama Viejo - Albrook and when boarding, users must validate their card, at the current rate of 25 cents and .75 cents for corridor routes.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/environment/new-electric-bus-testing-on-city-and-corridor-routes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...