Electric Buses Pose Challenges For Transport Business

A Vientiane bus company is struggling with the use of battery-powered minibuses, with batteries taking too long to charge and not providing enough power to run the company’s fleet.
Half of the fleet is currently out of service because of faulty batteries, and even the working buses need their batteries replaced. There is no domestic supplier who could provide the batteries, making it difficult to find replacements for the faulty items.
A feasibility study on low-emission transport conducted under sponsorship from the Japanese government suggested Laos was an ideal country to utilise electric vehicles (EVs), as it produces clean electricity from ….. .

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