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Ten new Mongolian-made trolleybuses ready for eco-friendly service

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Mongolian engineers have manufactured ten more eco-friendly trolleybuses by order of the Ministry of Roads and Transportation (MRT). Each one was made for 150,000 USD and they are now ready for use in public transportation.
The double-engine trolleybuses are capable of running on both fuel and electricity. They were officially presented on Thursday at Mongolian Electric Transportation Company.
The MRT originally submitted an order for 12 trolleybuses, but only ten were manufactured due to the increased value of the USD against MNT.
The fuel and energy consumption per 100 kilometers of the eco-trolleybus is ten times lower than that of an ordinary bus. The manufacturing of more trolleybuses in the future will benefit both the government and passengers in the long-run, and high-cost buses will eventually be eliminated from service.
The eco-trolleybuses offer more convenience throughout the four seasons, reported officials.
Old trolleybuses with poles that slip out of overhead wires and those that have experienced poor maintenance have started to be taken out of service. They will be completely eliminated from service by next year.
When the power is out, the eco-trolleybuses will run on their diesel generators.
The new trolleybuses will run on routes from the Officers’ Palace to the Third and Fourth Micro-districts, Third and Fourth Micro-districts to Uildver Combinat, as well as Khaniin Material to the Officers’ Palace for the standard fare.
Deputy President of the National Union of Metallurgy and Machine Production D.Jargalsaikhan said at the presentation ceremony, “Our eco-trolleybuses will be sold for a minimum of 240,000 USD each in the international market. Mongolia produced its first trolleybus domestically in 2006. Since then, five types of buses and trolleybuses have been made in Mongolia, but the eco-trolleybus has been proven to be the most suitable for city service according to the experience of the past eight years.”

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