The public transport of Israel's third largest city Haifa will improve its carbon footprint by using 17 electric busses from chinese car maker BYD.

According to BYD, Haifa will use 17 single-deck, 12-meter electric busses, which are expected to cover 200 kilometers per bus per day and will be operated by the Egged, the biggest bus operator in Israel, which in its fleet has about 3.000 buses. This fact also gives hopes for the chinese manufacturer to make even bigger deals in the future.

Haifa buses will not be first electric buses to operate in Israel, as there are those that were (since 2013) on trial in Israel's second largest city, Tel Aviv. BYD's hopes was also confirmed by Israel's Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz, who said: "These buses are just the beginning. We aim to introduce green transportation in the Haifa area and around the country."

Sept. 25, 2017 Driving photo: BYD
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