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Shenzhen, China boasts the largest electric bus fleet in the world. Hallie Liao and Chris Liang of the International Development Department at Shenzhen Bus Group spoke to Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou about the transition to e-mobility and the challenges that came with becoming fully electric.
This new service works exclusively with zero emission electric technology and, for the first time in the history of the city, the commercial line is free for users.
The European Commission has approved the increase in state funding for the purchase of electric buses in Germany - in accordance with EU state aid rules - to a total of €650 million.
During the trial phase, the zero-emissions bus will operate in parallel with the current public transport network as the company observes the vehicle in day-to-day circumstances and collects feedback from passengers and drivers.
The launch is part of the agency’s plan to enhance and modernise the bus fleet with zero-emissions technology that aims to deliver environmental benefits for New York residents.
The project, which is giving a 'second life' to batteries, aims to be a step towards circular economy in e-mobility, creating new commercial possibilities for companies.
The Colombian capital of Bogotá is to receive a fleet of 379 electric buses, giving it the largest electric bus fleet on the continent.
The electric bus fleet will consist of 60 electric buses procured under a tender awarded in October 2018, which will arrive in Singapore from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the first half of 2020.
The first bus is expected to be rolled out in November 2019, with an additional 10 planned to come into service in 2020.
The pilot programme is set to begin on 4 November 2019 with testing on multiple routes around San Diego.
The total fleet of e-buses will see Tata Motors controlling more than 80 per cent of the Indian market.
The number of e-buses in operation in Europe reached 1,202 units in 2018, less than 13 per cent of what is rolled out in China on a weekly basis.
700 employees will operate 300 electric buses anticipated to carry 17 million passengers per year.