World’s largest e-bus depot was inaugurated in Qatar in late October. The depot is located in Lusail, covers an area of more than 400,000 square meters and is composed of 24 multi-functional buildings. It has won the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest electric bus depot with the capacity of 478 e-buses, capable of supporting public transport during the Qatar World Cup and providing visitors and the public with a unique green travel experience, Yutong says.
741 Yutong e-buses were delivered this summer: one of the largest electric bus fleet in the world is then ready to operate during 2022 FIFA World Cup that is set to take place from 21 November to 18 December 2022. The order for 1,002 e-buses (plus service) was signed in November 2020. They’ll be operated by Mowasalat, the Qatar public transport company, that will provide commuting services for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Yutong to provide full service for e-buses in Qatar
Yutong higlights that “Qatari Ministry of Transport and operator Mowasalat will authorize Yutong to conduct the management and maintenance services of the Lusail depot after it is officially put into operation, and Yutong’s international operation and maintenance team will be stationed in the depot to provide the full life cycle management of electric buses, such as PDI inspection, daily maintenance, fault diagnosis, technical guidance, remote support, etc”.
Yutong Bus has become the first supplier of e-buses in Qatar, winning the unprecedented large-batch ordering of Chinese new energy buses for an international sports event. As a contributor to local green mobility, the team of 888 Yutong battery electric buses will be the first to serve as the backbone of public transit during an international top football event, in which e-buses will account for 25% of the total supporting vehicles.