December 15 in Kiev Podolsk depot presented the first tram, issued by a consortium of corporations, "Bogdan" Belarusian manufacturer of urban transport "Belkommunmash" and the Russian company "Ros-ukrelprom."
Presentation of the three-section of high-speed low-floor tram took place during a meeting of the Ukrainian-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.
Tram 25 meters is really impressive! It is able to accommodate 248 passengers and has 66 seats. The novelty modular body design, modern design, low floor, and the entrances to the car equipped with ramps for disabled passengers. In addition, the design features of the tram can save up to 50 percent.
Ukrainian-Belarusian-Russian consortium will begin joint production of trams in the next year, and they will be promptly delivered to the cities of our country. Thus, for Euro 2012 will decorate the streets of Ukrainian cities neat modern cars.
Body will be releasing at the facilities of the corporation "Bogdan" in Lutsk, Russia is planning to supply parts of control systems Belarusian company — some elements of interior and trolleys. Final assembly will be done in Kiev, presumably at the facilities of Kiev factory of electric vehicles.
Power 'Bogdan' capable of producing annually up to 100 of these trams, but the production plan has not been defined. According to the vice-president of the corporation "Bogdan" Vladimir Gunchika, depending on orders. It is planned that the localization of production in Ukraine will exceed 50 percent, which would supply products for export. The main markets will be Russia and Eastern Europe.