Le-Tram is the name of an innovative electric bus that will be part of the Public Transport System Va-Y-Ven in Yucatan.
The State Government of Yucatan announced that they will launch a new sustainable mobility service to complement the Tren Maya project.
Within Smart City Expo Latam Congress 2022, organized in Yucatán, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal stated that they will invest $2,820,000 MXN to implement these buses in at least three routes to fulfill the community’s commuting needs from Kanasín and Umán to Mérida.
About 60% of Le-Tram’s investment will come from the state, the Federal Government will contribute with 23% and the Private Sector will add the last 16%.
The goal is to connect over 130 neighborhoods and 100 of the current public transport routes, besides this project has the objective to benefit over 500,000 weekly passengers throughout three lines.
- Downtown-Facultad de Ingeniería UADY.
It was stated that “Such units include an innovative design that allows them to have the benefits of a streetcar with the flexibility of an urban bus, the use of state-of-the-art technology within their energy flow via pantographs allows the bus to have more energy charging options besides their overnight charges and reducing the required power input in the charging stations, which cuts costs, increasing the autonomy of the busses.”
Le-Tram will be the first Zero-Emission Public Transport in this zone.
What features does it have?
- Passenger load factor of 105 passengers.
- 39 ft. in length.
- Modular batteries system.
- 4 sliding doors.
- Low-floor ramps.
- Better seat distribution to create larger halls.
- Reserved seats for wheelchair signage.
- Audible information for stop requests and electronic means of payment.
In some cases, Le-Tram will use the old train tracks, so the environment impact will be minimal compared to Tren Maya.
Mexico keeps surprising us with its progress towards electromobility. Let’s hope that in a few years these means of transportation get adopted all over the country.