Videos: New Electric Buses Have Arrived

February 16, 2022 | 14 Comments

[Updated] Some of the new electric buses have arrived on-island, with the Government currently holding a press conference to provide more details, and you can watch live below.

The official notices recently provided some details on the costs of the new electric buses, stating that Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus in China received $3,696,000 for electric buses, Xiamen Xinfengyuan Industry Co was paid $66,227 for electric bus parts, a cost of $66,830 was paid for shipping of electric bus charging stations, while the shipping of the electric buses cost $265,871.

In December 2021, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott announced that 30 electric buses were purchased, and noted that each bus cost $114,200, saying that by “comparison, the last diesel bus purchased from Portugal in 2018 cost $250,000.”

At that time he said it was “part of the Government’s commitment to protecting the island’s environment,” and said they were “in the process of constructing interim charging stations at Dockyard, St. George and Fort Langton bus depots to support the initial 30 buses until the permanent charging infrastructure is ready.”

We will will update — with more information and footage — once the press conference concludes.

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  1. Summer says:

    This is great but what about the fossil fuel used to produce the electricity they need to charge them

    • Advocate says:

      In comparison to smaller Diesel engines it’s more efficient. However, I do agree with you.

  2. Observer says:

    Will they make it to the end of the year without getting scratched and banged up? Maybe not when being driven with one hand on the wheel and the other out the window or resting on the old cash deposit. And all that with the back full of passengers including children.

  3. iyiyi says:

    Did they come with the drivers ? Then maybe we will finally have a more reliable service .

    • Dunn juice says:

      China will be the only one to take over our debt, so yes theyll be here driving

  4. Paul says:

    Nice looking EV buses, which won’t have the exhaust stains like the current fleet. My only issue is that the front rims appear to extend beyond the body width, which is odd. I haven’t caught a bus in many years, but I might take a ride for the new experience.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    So now the per bus actual cost is $136,000. Nope. Sorry. Still don’t believe it.

    3500 pickup trucks in the US are going for 70 to 80K these days. Even with all of the gee wiz fluff those vehicles are not built to the standards of a commercial bus.

    A basic class A RV Motorhome will be over $200,000.

    Nope, something is not showing here. Batteries maybe? A huge cost right there.

    • Question says:

      Well when Burt walks in, they know a sucker when they see one. A few free hotel rooms and fancy dinners, and he’s willing to believe anything.

  6. LOL says:

    You all just get on here and complain about everything. Shut the f*** up.

    • question says:

      Burt, is that you?

    • sandgrownan says:

      Given the PLP’s dismal track record on…well everything..over the past 20 years or so, we can be forgiven for assuming that they have managed to f**k this up too.

    • Double s says:

      Shut the ^**k up and take a dose of your own medicine. Hypocrite.

    • Smith says:

      The these ubpobaboys will be complaining for a long time. After Burt is remove they will complain about the next PLP leader also. So funny and true that their party has 5 silent mice and 1 jetgate.

  7. Tired of it all says:

    Good, great. If you work for Gov’t, you know what government actually does. Therefore you can speak facts, as opposed to those on the outside looking in.
    Lately, over the last few years, our GOVERNMENT Truck has been off the road more than on the road. Go figure.
    The cost was great but the problems swelled. Very disappointing. The truck holds back our work on a constant. That is what you get when you buy cheap.
    I don’t trust this bus deal. It is to good to be true. China for one. Price another. Government the third. I don’t trust government at all. Worst employer, worst company. Now that is constructive complaint. Now Gov’t fix yourself and stop abusing the people’s money!

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