Israeli transportation company Dan issues tender for more electric buses
The company plans to buy 86 electric buses, and another 40 articulated buses worth NIS 150 million with an option to purchase an additional 200 buses and 200 articulated versions
Udi Etsion | 12:56 09.11.2020
In a new push to increase the amount of operational electric buses in Israel, the Dan public transportation bus company recently issued a tender to buy 86 buses, with another 40 articulated buses that are worth NIS 150 million (approximately $44.5 million). The tender includes the option to purchase an additional 200 regular buses, and another 200 articulated versions. The tender was distributed over the past few days to electric bus companies BYD Auto Co., Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus Co. Ltd, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., Solaris Bus & Coach, Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd, and Higer Bus Company Limited. The new purchases will increase Dan’s fleet of electric buses to 200 out of a total of 1,300 buses, well over the Transportation Ministry’s demand that 3% of the fleet be electric.