After a four-year wait, Dakar residents will soon move around their city on board these electric buses. The vehicles are part of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) fleet which was inaugurated on Sunday by the President of Senegal. The 120 e-buses will be powered by solar energy. The BRT will connect 14 communes of Dakar from north to south. The large-capacity buses (approximately 150 seats) are set to carry some 300,000 passengers a day. Residents are hopeful the new fleet will help with the city’s congested traffic. The BRT was financed by the world bank, the European Investment Bank and the State of Senegal. It cost about 500 million US dollars.
SOURCE: AFRICA NEWS