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Re: Electric Vehicles
« Reply #375 on: April 05, 2018, 05:24:45 pm »
How Shenzhen, China, Built The World’s Largest Electric ⚡ Bus Fleet 

April 5th, 2018 by World Resources Institute

Originally published on WRI.

By Lu Lu, Lulu Xue and Weimin Zhou

SNIPPET:

Diesel buses—and the choking smog they spew—are a common sight in most cities. But not in Shenzhen, China.

Photo by Lu Lu/WRI China

The southeastern city, which connects Hong Kong to mainland China, announced at the end of last year that all of its 16,359 buses had gone electric. The city’s buses are the world’s first 100% electrified bus fleet, and its largest—bigger than New York’s, Los Angeles’s, New Jersey’s, Chicago’s and Toronto’s electric bus fleets combined.

How the city overcame obstacles like high costs, lack of charging station infrastructure and more provides lessons for other cities looking to electrify their bus lines.

Costs and Benefits of E-Buses

Diesel buses may comprise a small percentage of the vehicles on city roads, but they create an outsized environmental impact. In Shenzhen, diesel buses represent 0.5 percent of a city’s total vehicle fleet, but account for 20 percent of its transport emissions because they operate longer and drive more miles than private cars.

Switching to electric buses thus offers a vital path towards clean air. Cities and states around the world, such as London and California, are pursuing e-buses as a way to meet their air quality goals.

Yet shifting from diesel to e-buses isn’t easy. Electric buses cost 2 to 4 times1 more upfront than conventional diesel buses. They need the infrastructure to support consistent charging. And their batteries need to be replaced at least once during their lifetime, which can be costly. Battery replacement is nearly half of a vehicle’s price.


Shenzhen: The Making of the World’s Largest E-Bus Fleet

Yet Shenzhen was still able to cost-effectively electrify its buses. Four tactics helped: 💫 

Read more:

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/04/05/how-shenzhen-china-built-the-worlds-largest-electric-bus-fleet/
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