Hyundai Motor took a break from its N car series to unveil an electric double-decker bus on May 29, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. This is a first for the giant motor company, and it is part of their efforts to improve traffic congestion problems and help reduce air pollution. The project, which the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport supported, commenced in 2017 and it took Hyundai 18 months to develop their first-ever electric double-decker bus.
Hyundai’s Electric Double-Decker Bus Accommodates Up to 70 Passengers
The innovative zero-emission public transport was showcased at the “Land Infrastructure and Transport Technology Fair” held in South Korea which Hyundai co-hosted together with the National Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. The event lasted from May 29 to 31.
The electric double-decker bus can accommodate up to 70 passengers, with 11 seats available on its first floor, and 59 on its second floor. This is 1.5 times as many passengers as what a regular bus can seat. The eco-friendly double-decker also secures added convenience and accessibility for passengers with disabilities and impaired mobility by implementing a low floor design, automatic sliding ramp, and fixed-in-space wheelchairs.