3 January 2020
Vitebsk to get 13 battery-assisted trolleybuses in 2020
On New Year's Eve the enterprise received two AKSM-43300D trolleybuses made by the Belarusian mechanical engineering company Belkommunmash. The trolleybuses rely heavily on modern technologies and have been made specifically for Vitebsk. The trolleybuses can travel for 15-20km without using overhead wires. “We've signed 13 contracts with Belkommunmash. We've already received two articulated vehicles and expect another one in February or March 2020. Apart from that, we will get ten non-articulated battery-assisted trolleybuses next year,” Sergei Medvedev said.
The two articulated trolleybuses are already being trialed. One of them was tested by the New Year fairy-tale characters Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden in Vitebsk streets on 31 December. If the vehicles perform well, they may be put to use on regular lines as soon as 3 January. One such trolleybus can carry 151 passengers.
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