Mwasalat Misr S.A.E announced the operating the electric bus, X-Bus, in Abdel Moneim Riad and New Cairo lines - Press photo
CAIRO - 5 February 2020: Mwasalat Misr S.A.E, the sustainable urban transport leader and the owner of the brand of the first smart bus in Egypt, announced on Tuesday operating the electric bus, X-Bus, in Abdel Moneim Riad and New Cairo lines.
The launch of the new bus comes within the framework of an alliance led by the Arab Organization for Industrialization, in which several companies, including Mwasalat Misr and 12 other companies such as Easy Mobility for Public Transport Technologies and Software, Fawry for Electronic Payment Technology, Orange Telecom, The Egyptian Company for Tracking and Information Technology, and Viber Egypt.
The smart electric bus system comes in light of activating the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Arab Organization for Industrialization in May 2019 with Shanghai Wanxiang, one of the largest Chinese companies specialized in the manufacture of electric buses in cooperation with Mwasalat Misr and United Investment Company, local and regional representative of the Chinese company.
The memo aims to provide an integrated solution for the application of smart public transport systems in accordance with international standards for sustainable urban transport within cities.
The electric bus has 44 seats and the ticket price reaches LE 25. The company is seeking to activate new lines during the next few months.
The smart electric bus system is characterized by aims to preserve the environment as it is managed by electricity and does not pollute the environment.
It also provides comfortable seats, air conditioning, video displays and Wi-Fi and is equipped to receive people with special needs.
In line with the European specifications and standards, Mwasalat Misr will launch in 2022 its ambitious strategy to generalize the electric bus in its vehicle network especially that with the beginning of 2037 all factories around the world will stop producing diesel buses and all production will be directed towards electric buses.