Seoul city introduced an electric bus on a city bus line for the first time under a plan to employ 29 such buses by the end of the year.
The environmentally friendly bus was put into operation on the No. 1711 route between Kukmin University and Gongdeok Subway Station, with eight more to be introduced on the line by Tuesday.
Ten such buses will be employed each on the Nos. 1711 and 3413 lines by the end of the year.
Hyundai Motor Co. and Edison Motors of South Korea and China’s Higer Bus will provide the buses.
The city plans to expand the number of electric city buses to 3,000 by 2025.