The city of Sofia is introducing an electric bus on its roads to test its suitability for a larger-scale roll out.

The Chinese-made Yutong bus will begin operating on the city’s No. 84 bus line from Sunday 15 January until May.

The bus will travel between the city and Sofia Airport which, according to the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova, is one of the most polluted routes in the city.

The bus can travel up to 300 km on a single charge, which is enough for its needs when operating in Sofia’s urban areas.