Transport Ministry conducts test run for Thailand’s first electric bus

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BANGKOK – Thailand’s first electric bus has begun its trial run in Bangkok. The test run will last until May 25th of this year.

Omsin Chiwaphruek, Deputy Minister for Transport, officiated at the ceremony to launch the test run for the country’s first electric bus which runs between Don Mueang Airport and Mo Chit Bus Terminal. The fare is 30 baht per person per ride.

The procurement of the bus was collaboration between the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) and Loxley Public Company Limited.

The bus is 12 meters long and has 35 seats. It is also wheelchair accessible while its design is in line with international standards.

The BMTA is scheduled to procure 20 more electric buses in May, according to the deputy minister.