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Two new-generation electric buses that can travel over long distances without recharging have arrived in Gomel. Existing Belarusian electric buses need to charge after 30-35km. The new model came to Gomel on its own by travelling for 325km. The remaining battery charge was 27%, which was sufficient for travelling for another 80km.
The E433 electric bus of the Vitovt series is one of the latest products made by BKM Holding (formerly known as Belkommunmash). The articulated bus is 18 meters long and can carry 190 passengers at a time.
The new electric bus can travel for such a distance thanks to an LFP battery made by BKM Holding. The electric bus needs six hours to charge to full at a bus depot using a pistol-type charger. Two buses like that have been made so far and both were sent to Gomel for testing.