Hundreds of electric buses per year will be ordered by Moscow. Kamaz caught
the wave and is building a plant for 500 EV buses per year.
Moscow is going electric in a bold way. According to the latest news, the
Russian capital intends to purchase 300 electric buses per year in
The first 200 were ordered in Spring 2018 (100 from Kamaz and 100 from GAZ
Group), followed by another 100 from Kamaz in April 2019 (together with 36
The volume is surprisingly high and above most of the cities in Western
Europe. From 2021 on, Moscow would like to purchase only electric buses.
High demand enables local manufacturer Kamaz to leverage its EV competence.
The company hinted at a partnership with Cummins past year and now is
building a new plant for electric buses (with capacity for at least 500 per
year), parts and a R&D center for electrification.
The expansion cost is estimated at €14 million ($15.8 million).