Brazil: Viação Rio Vermelho Launches Electric Bus Pilots in Salvador
Parked next to Salvador City Hall on display is a silent electric bus attracting the attention of children, teenagers and the citizens of Salvador. They are curious about the presence of a big blue vehicle, 12 meters in length and 2.5 meters wide – the BYD pure-electric bus. This first long-range electric bus was approved officially for evaluation testing by the city bus operator Viação Rio Vermelho in the Bahia capital on Dec. 2. By paying the standard fare of R$2.80, citizens of...