Tag: electric buses

Electric Buses in Colombia: Leading the adoption of clean fleet in Latin America

Colombia has also set targets for government fleets and for public transportation systems, and cities are required to increase their share of electric bus purchases from 10 per cent in 2025 to 100 per cent in 2035. In 2019, Colombia also passed a national law (levy 1964) offering tax and other incentives to promote EV ownership and usage. The country implemented a supportive procurement policy wherein tenders from 2020 onwards favour 100 per cent electric buses with 15-year-long contracts.

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Electric Buses in India: Government funding and policies driving growth

In India, deployment of electric buses has increased from zero in 2017 to 4,647 buses in 2021, reaching an estimated market size of around USD127 million. Around two-thirds of these are midi 9-metre buses and the remaining one-third are standard 12-metre buses. In terms of charging infrastructure, as of August 2022, state road transport corporations (SRTCs) have installed 2,826 public charging stations and oil marketing companies (OMCs) have set up 3,448 charging stations at their retail outlets.

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Electromobility in Paraguay: Introducing 1,000 electric buses by 2027

In June 2022, the Government of Paraguay sanctioned the bill “Incentives and promotion of electric transport in Paraguay” with the aim of establishing a regulatory framework to promote and incentivise the use of electric transport in the public sector. Currently, there are 1,400 diesel buses in operation, of which 50 per cent are conventional buses. The government plans to acquire an average of 200 electric buses each year over the next five years, that is approximately 1,000 buses, to replace the existing fleet.

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Clean Buses in the UK: Measures by major bus operators to decarbonise their fleets

With the Government of UK looking to introduce restrictions on the use of diesel engine vehicles to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, bus operators have begun acting to future proof their business models and to improve profitability. They have been entering into partnerships with the government, local authorities, manufacturers, and research institutes to develop innovative technology and to plan their transition to zero-emission fleets.

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ZEVs by 2030 in Australia: Report

Shifting from private passenger vehicle use to zero emissions public transport will help curb Australia’s rising transport emissions. When considering other factors, such as population growth – particularly in urban areas – and the significant non-CO2 pollutant emissions associated with traditional diesel buses, it is clear that electrification of buses should be a central pillar of any transport decarbonisation strategy.

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Global EV sales witness strong growth

The global fleet of four-wheeled road vehicles continues to rise and currently stands at close to 1.5 billion vehicles. More than 50 million cars, trucks and buses were added to the global fleet between 2019 and mid-2021. The global fleet of two- and three-wheelers is almost as big, exceeding one billion. China, India and countries in Southeast Asia are by far the largest markets for two- and three-wheelers globally.

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Ireland’s EV Policy Pathway

The EV Policy Pathway Working Group – consisting of seven Government Departments and the Sustainable Authority of Ireland – considered a mix of policies to enable Ireland to meet this Climate Action Plan target, which will require a significant ramping-up of EV sales. This report summarises the Working Group’s findings and recommendations.

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