Azerbaijan wants to buy 3,000 electric buses

Azerbaijan wants to replace 3,000 buses with combustion engines with electric models. Several suppliers are in the running, but one is already positioning itself: BYD is planning a production line for electric buses in the former Soviet republic.

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The Azerbaijani news portal reported on Azerbaijan’s plan to purchase 3,000 electric buses, citing Fariz Aliyev, the head of the transport policy department at the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of Azerbaijan. Aliyev states that in the long term, all buses in Baku and on the Absheron peninsula, on which Baku is located, will be replaced by electric buses. The buses taken out of service there will be sent to other regions in the country and will later be replaced as well.

Aliyev emphasises that corresponding infrastructure is required for the introduction of electric buses. He added that Chinese company BYD plans to initially invest 34 million dollars in the production of buses with electric motors at the plant built in the Sumgayit Chemical Industrial Park. Considering domestic demand and export opportunities, annual production will be 500 buses. It is planned to create 800 new jobs as part of the project.

“Currently, buses are being purchased from three Chinese companies, and we are finding out which one is better. The buses of these companies differ from each other,” Aliyev told However, he did not mention a preference or specify the differences.

Converting the bus fleet to electric buses is an exciting step in any case. After all, oil production is one of Azerbaijan’s most important economic sectors, and one might think that the country could thus continue to rely on combustion vehicles.


about „Azerbaijan wants to buy 3,000 electric buses“
Anthony Kay
04.05.2024 um 07:28
At least they are doing our lungs a favor. Less smog to breathe, and more oxygen in the air.
Ajay J Kori
04.05.2024 um 11:18
Goo for Eicher (VECV) EV Buses from India instead of Chinese EV buses..the bestest after sales service is the most important key factor behind this huge investment and hope Azerbaijan will not compromise with such things. Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles can strongly support this deal with the best quality and excellent after sales service. If opportunity given, I can make this deal possible.
04.05.2024 um 16:49
No chance for any Indian businesses in Azerbaijan, considering how close India became to Armenia selling them military arms.
Tayyab Ali
04.05.2024 um 18:40
I know driving for bus have a Saudi driving licence also experience 3 years
Md Afroz Alam
05.05.2024 um 02:16
Indeed it's a welcome move... VE Commercial Vehicle from India , is definitely a good choice for EV. VECV at present is among the fastest growing CV Manufacturers in India Their after sales service is outstanding. ..I am more than willing to help in bringing this change..

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