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BMTA plans to get 3,200 electric buses

Could phase out gas guzzlers in 3 years

An electric bus is exhibited at a motor show in Nonthaburi province in March. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority may procure 3,200 electric buses to phase out fossil-fuelled buses from its fleet in three years, said deputy permanent secretary for transport, Sorapong Paitoonphong.

The plan is a part of BMTA’s revised business rehabilitation plan, which will be sent to the cabinet for approval in about two months, he said.

The State Enterprise Policy Office (Sepo) previously instructed the BMTA to revise its business rehabilitation plan to incorporate electric vehicle technology.

Back in 2020, BMTA came up with the plan to buy 2,800…

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