A silent, zero-emission, energy-efficient electric bus will begin circulating in Monterrey’s metropolitan transportation hub.
VEMO and Yutong just began the first test run for their fully electric bus in Monterrey’s metropolitan area to evaluate its performance in real-world conditions as part of a program that tests new tech at Nuevo León’s Mobility and Accessibility Institute.
Yutong provided the high-performance unit.
The bus is 39 feet long and has a capacity of 90 passengers. The unit has a 120-mile driving range.
VEMO is collaborating in this test with its charging infrastructure and developing a Zero Emission Ecosystem (ZEE) management platform.
This charging station will be in the Barrio Antiguo neighborhood and can fully charge the bus in 2.5 hours.
A move to position the company in Nuevo León
According to both companies, the driver will generate performance data related to the specific conditions in Monterrey, distinguished by long routes and high temperatures. This data will allow the companies to model the bus’s energy performance in the city and simulate different routes and scenarios.
VEMO’s Commercial Director, Jorge Suárez, stated that this test run marks the first step to positioning itself as the ideal partner for Nuevo León, as it transitions toward electromobility.
“With this collaborative effort, VEMO consolidates itself as an integrator of electrification solutions for public transport, with a complete vision that articulates operations; charging infrastructure; electric buses; and the necessary management technology,” he highlighted.
Additionally, Qi Baocang, Yutong Mexico’s CEO, remarked that the company offers high-end, state-of-the-art technology for the Mexican market.
“With this Yutong E12 test we will show off our energy renewal techniques and a high-performance vehicle structure capable of resisting the highest demands. Electromobility requires a reliable partner such as Yutong to handle these long-term projects,” Baocang added.