93% of world's electric buses are driving in China...
93% 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘢, 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 470,000 𝘦-𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘴...
This is in line with China's 2030 CO2 peaking and 2060 carbon neutrality programs, aiming to fully electrify its public bus fleet by 2035. At this stage 70% of China's fleet has been electrified in about 10 years time with some cities already 100% such as #Shenzhen leading the way having 17,000 #ebuses on the roads.
China's current electric bus fleet is estimated to save 270,000 barrels of diesel every day. This is over three times the volume saved by all the #ecars in the world.
In comparison, Europe sees about 8,500 e-buses driving in their cities (2021) and in the USA a little over 3,500 e-buses (2021).
But the green environment is obviously not just about the #electrification of #buses and other public vehicles such as #taxis, waste and cleaning service vehicles or couriers. The large-scale electrification is just one part of the ambitions and challenges in the whole circle of a green economy; including among others charging and #energy sources, public #infrastructure and a wider transformation to public and private #smartmobility and its regulations.
Read more in Sebastian Ibold 塞八仙 post about an extensive study in international governments collaboration about the optimization of the public bus network for #Tianjin, a 14 million city in the north of #China and part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster or JingJinJi Metropolitan Region with about 110 million people. A blueprint for other cities in China and beyond.
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