In February a consortium of Serbia’s DAT Holding and Bulgaria’s Chariot Motors won a tender for ten solo, ultracapacitor electric buses to Serbian capital Belgrade public transport operator GSP. The consortium’s offer involved ten UC e-buses, four electric chargers, diagnostics tools, and staff training. The key criterion pursuant to which the company won the tender was the charging time of electric buses, that was limited to 7 min.
JKP GSP Beograd Radiša Momčilović director, Chariot Motors’ Milen Milev and DAT Holding’s Aleksandar Tomašević signed the contract on 4 March in Belgrade. City public transport secretary Jovica Vasiljevic attended the event.
The Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić stated that the new buses will ply a new ecological route from Belgrade Waterfront, across Savski Trg, Slavija, and Kralja Milana to Kalemegdan, each terminus having two charging sets.
The City of Belgrade’s pollution cutting strategy involves retiring diesel public transport vehicles by 2030. The fleet will comprise gas buses, trams and electric buses, plus the first metro line from 2028: all vehicles running on electricity or gas.