Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley has announced the country will add 27 more electric buses to its fleet. This will bring the total number of electric buses in the country to 60.
Mottley said 12 of those buses will be imported from China while 15 will be manufactured in Barbados.
Barbados is the first Caribbean country to have electric buses. Earlier this month, the Barbados Transport Board (BTB) received 33 electric buses from Chinese automobiles manufacturer, BYD. The buses are slated to arrive on the island by December.
The BTB said the introduction of electric buses into the existing fleet will assist in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of public transport in Barbados.