Elec­tric buses to be in­creased

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

The num­ber of elec­tric buses in Bei­jing will in­crease ten­fold — to 10,000 from the cur­rent 1,000 — by 2020, in an ef­fort to im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment, Bei­jing Pub­lic Trans­port Group said on Wed­nes­day. The pro­por­tion of all buses pow­ered by elec­tric­ity alone will in­crease from the cur­rent 10 per­cent to 60 per­cent, said Zhong Qianghua, deputy gen­eral man­ager of the group. Zhong said elec­tric buses have lower emis­sions and less noise.

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