UN data show transportation is responsible for nearly a quarter of global energy-related CO2 emissions alongside contributing to brown smog over many large cities.
As the pandemic recovery starts to take effect, the authorities are eager to get passengers to return to public transport. While social distancing is still a consideration, the electric bus market is set to grow, driven by urban emissions targets and tumbling battery prices.
Though e-buses are still dearer than diesel ones, data show they have lower total ownership costs and are competitive with diesel buses over a 12-year horizon. Simplified drivetrains offer better efficiency and cut maintenance costs.
At the end of 2017 e-bus deployment rates were 12 to 14 percent in Europe and Asia. Bloomberg’s Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020 expects e-buses to comprise over 67 percent of the global bus fleet by 2040.
Chariot Motors, a European constructor of sustainable zero-emission e-buses, contributes to the above figures. Chariot electric buses feature the high quality, comfort, and high energy efficiency valued by city transport operators and passengers. The company offers a wide range of fast-charging ultracapacitor 12 m and 18m e-buses and slow charging electric buses.