(Business in Cameroon) - On July 2, 2015, Université de Yaoundé I put its third electric bus, provided by Bolloré Africa Logistics, into service. To date, the first two “electric buses enabled the transport of one million passengers over a 5 km route between the hours of 7:30 am and 9:00 pm. A daily average of 4,000 persons were transported in 11,700 rotations.”
First introduced in Africa at the Université Félix Houphouët Boigny de Cocody, in Côte d’Ivoire in October 2013, then to Université de Yaoundé I in Cameroon in May 2014, the buses are the fruit of the “Bolloré Blue Solutions” programme.
The group developed a battery capable of storing solar energy. Once charged using a transformer connected to a solar park, like the one built on the Université de Yaoundé I campus, the battery allows the electric bus to remain autonomous for an entire day before being recharged in the evening for eight hours.