Vilnius Airport in Lithuania has started testing a new prototype electric bus, Dancer, to reduce the level of pollution emitted by airport passenger operations.

The 12m bus prototype was developed by a Lithuanian electric vehicle manufacturer, Elektrinio Transporto Sistemos, to carry around 90 passengers, with 32 seats and 56 standing places, two of which can be transformed into a single seat for a disabled passenger. The bus body is made of a composite material that contains recycled PET plastic. Due to its light weight, the electric bus needs less energy to drive, so its energy consumption is on average 0.72 kWh for every 1 km traveled. Funded by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, the project was designed to test the bus in real operating conditions for passenger transport.

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