The logistics company, also the 1st electric bus line operator in Central Africa, officially launched the 3rd electric bus at the University of Yaoundé 1. The launching ceremony was held by Minister of Higher Education Jacques Fame Ndongo and attended by Minister of Transport Robert Nkili. The new Bluebus will boost the capacity of the electric bus line at the university and will make it even easier for students and faculty to get around the Ngoa-ekelle campus with increased frequency and consequently a better service.
The arrival of the Bluebus service is a turning point in the use of renewable energy in Cameroon. The electric buses, entirely funded by Bolloré Group, run on the clean energy produced by solar panels connected to LMP (Lithium Métal Polymer) electric batteries developed by Bolloré Group’s Blue Solutions subsidiary.
This system enables the solar energy to be stored and then used 24/7, enabling this form of transportation to run on its own independent energy supply. Renewable energy production is at the heart of the Bolloré Blue Solutions workshop located near Yaoundé’s Mateco Stadium: the building covers 2,000 m² and is equipped with 228 photovoltaic panels. irtces.com
Launched on May 2 2014 by Prime Minister of Cameroon Philémon Yang, the first two electric buses have already carried nearly a million passengers around a 5 km circuit.
Source: Bolloré Africa Logistics