The Public Transport Company of Maputo (TPM), the capital and largest city of Mozambique, has received the first batch of an order for 150 natural gas-powered buses from Tata Motors of India. The buses are part of the country’s plan to improve public transportation in this highly congested city. 32 buses are already in service, 18 are due for immediate delivery, while two batches of 50 are due to arrive in July and August.
The 150 gas buses were purchased in India, through a credit scheme funded by Transport and Communications (FTC), an agency of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The buses can refuel with compressed natural gas at the TPM premises in central Maputo, and at a supply post near the MOZAL aluminium smelter on the outskirts of the city. Two more refueling locations are planned.
This article primarily compiled using information from Agência de Informação de Moçambique (AIM)