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Marrakchi can now take 100% electric buses

Per: Majda FADILI  

TRANSPORT After many postponements, the 100% electric buses have been officially put into service since Thursday 28 September 2017. The 10 trolleybuses now connect the neighbourhoods of Massira to Bab Doukkala by serving Guéliz via Avenue Hassan II, at the usual price of 4 Dh per trip.

It is official, the 100% electric buses have been in operation since Thursday 28 September, a launch attended by the mayor of Marrakech Mohamed Larbi Belcaid and the wali of the Abdelfettah Labjioui region. The famous large hall of Hassan II Avenue is finally used again by welcoming the 10 electric buses connecting Massira to Bab Doukkala.

Delivered by the Chinese company Yangtse and managed by the Spanish company Alsa, this eco-responsible fleet is powered by a solar energy production station installed at the entrance to the city, and is expected to provide daily transport for more than 45,000 people according to the Marrakech municipality's forecasts.

Initiated within the framework of COP22, the High Level Service Bus (HLS) project aims to strengthen its fleet by the end of 2019 by acquiring 20 additional buses.

Photo : Mohamed Larbi Belcaid via Facebook