Seoul is very dependent on public transportation, with its large population (over 10 million) and its equally large, sprawling size. The Korean city has many, constantly running bus routes, and now, one of the major routes is getting cleaned up. Through a partnership between Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hankuk Fiber five new electric buses have hit to streets and there are more to come.
The buses, which have started running on the Mt. Namsan route, have a range of 55 miles on a full charge that only takes 30 minutes at two area quick-charge stations. They have a top speed of 60 mph and a carbon composite body reduces weight and adds to the efficiency.
The city plans to replace all 14 buses on the route and start expanding to other routes as well. Thie overhaul is part of the city's project to have 120,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2020, with half of that number being made up of public transportation vehicles.
via Triple Pundit
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