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93% of world's electric buses are driving in China...



93% ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข, ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต 470,000 ๐˜ฆ-๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด...

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 ๅกžๅ…ซไป™ 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.

Link to post :

The electrification of urban bus fleets is an important key to decarbonizing the global transport sector and developing sustainable and livable cities.





Other info sources :


https://transition-china.org/mobilityposts/a-study-on-the-optimization-of-the-bus-network-and-exclusive-bus-lane-planning-for-the-city-of-tianjin-2/


https://www.sustainable-bus.com/electric-bus/electric-bus-public-transport-main-fleets-projects-around-world/


https://www.iaa-transportation.com/en/visitors/trends-and-topics/E-Bus-Market-is-speeding-up


https://transition-china.org/mobilityposts/e-bus-development-in-china-from-fleet-electrification-to-refined-management/


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-15/in-shift-to-electric-bus-it-s-china-ahead-of-u-s-421-000-to-300?leadSource=uverify%20wall


Pictures : own pictures in #Tongzhou district, #Beijing

#china2022

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