This summer 30 brand new Chariot-Higer electric buses will ply the streets of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Operated by Stolichen Elektrotransport, they will replace diesel buses in the city.
Alongside the 15 e-buses already delivered by Chariot to Sofia, the new e-buses will further improve the city’s air quality. They produce no NOx, CO2, or particulate emissions.
Chariot-Higer 12-metre-long UC e-buses are powered by the industry-leading innovative ultracapacitors by Aowei.
Ultracapacitor e-buses need no overnight charging. Their final fast charge from the previous day is sufficient in order to run the e-bus on the next morning without overnight charge. Frequent charge/discharge cycles do not affect UC longevity. Ultracapacitors proved to be robust, environmentally friendly, and safer outperforming the batteries on these indicators. They are non flammable and in harsh conditions retain performance in temperatures between -40 and 60°C. They have no harmful or toxic components, presenting no pollution hazard and no hidden end-of-life disposal costs.
Such kind of e-buses have proven already their success in other cities along with Sofia, including Gabrovo, Belgrade, Tel Aviv, Graz, La Spezia, Torino, Aalborg and other European cities.
Sofia has steep clean air ambitions. The city wants to halve legacy fossil fuel public transport buses by 2030 and be rid of them by 2050 asBulgaria’s Integrated Transport Strategy to 2030 entails CO2-free urban logistics by 2030.
Sofianites are getting used to the comfort of modern, sustainable, zero emission UC e-buses. The vehicles offer low floor, air conditioning, WIFI, and USB ports.
Awaiting 30 new UC Chariot-Higer e-buses for a better future in Sofia!
Find more technical information about UC e-buses here.