TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s first all-electric bus route commenced on Oct. 29, with the No. 66 bus servicing passengers between Songshan Station (松⼭⽕⾞站) and MRT Taipei Zoo (動物園站).
A fleet of 12 new electric buses will service the route, and it will be free of charge until Oct. 31.
The Taipei City Public Transport Office (PTO, 臺北市公共運輸處) said as part of the city’s green energy policy, 400 electric bus es will hit the road over the next four years with the view to completely electrify public buses. In a bid to help improve the uptake of electric buses, the city government has increased subsidies for electricity-powered buses, in addition to other subsidies provided by the national government.
These are being charged with the Phihong Multi Standard DC Quick Charger.