Chariot e-bus Sofia fleet

European e-bus fleets’ present and future

The UK should have most electric buses in Europe by 2024, their number growing some 180 percent from 1000 to 2800, states global independent advisory firm Accuracy. Poland currently has Europe’s second-largest zero emission (ZE) bus fleet with 800 vehicles. The Netherlands and Italy follow in third and fourth place with 600 each. Germany comes…

Global market battery bus Chariot Motors

Electric bus market expands worldwide

The Global Electric Bus Market Report 2021 expects electric buses’ market share to grow significantly by 2030. Battery buses will lead fuel cell ones. Lower overall ownership cost compared to diesel buses, and the push to develop charging infrastructure, will turn electric buses into a profitable option between 2024 and 2026. The European Union Clean…

Electric e-buses near Paris

First autonomous e-bus route launches near Paris

On 31 March French public transport operator Keolis launched an autonomous electric shuttle route serving the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines-Montigny-le-Bretonneux suburban rail station and local business parks. With €2.4 million of funding from Île-de-France Mobilités, the service is free for passengers. It operates 7.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Keolis was chosen because of its commitment to quality of…

ZEBRA scheme in UK

ZEBRA scheme launched in the UK with €140 million funding for 500 zero emissions e-buses

Zero Emission Buses Regional Area scheme has been launched in the UK, with up to £120 million (140 million euros) funding to help local transport authorities introduce zero-emission buses. It is set to allow local transport authorities to bid for funding to purchase zero-emission buses, that reduce the carbon emissions across the country. The funding will deliver up…

Busworld-2021 electric buses

Busworld 2021 takes a rain check

Busworld Europe 2021 has decided to play it safe and bow out, with regrets. Organisers feel visitors might not come to the October show in the usual numbers. The door remains open to alternative October events. The plan is for the next Busworld Europe to be in Brussels from 7 to 12 October 2023. For more…

e-buses webinars

Sustainable Bus Tour 2021: two public transport webinars

Sustainable Bus Media is producing Sustainable Bus Tour 2021, including two webinars. There, operators, manufacturers, component makers and technology leaders will debate public transport sector issues and outlooks. They will throw a keen look at today’s developments and the challenges the public transport sector faces. The initiative involves public transport companies Keolis and Transdev as…