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Bus fuel technologies: what’s the right choice for your city?

07 December 2016

Across the world there is growing interest in the use of clean and sustainable alternatives to diesel power for public transport fleets as well as private vehicles. In 2015 there were over 1 million electric cars on the road (0.1% of the total stock) and one-fifth of the global total two-wheeler stock was electric. In addition to the private vehicle segment, both private cars and two-wheelers, electric buses are gaining more support from transport manufacturers, operators and public authorities with 19,059 electric buses being sold globally in 2015 alone.

Tags: Bus, Digital
Region: Asia Pacific

Bus technologies: what’s the right choice for your city?

22 October 2014

Across the world there is growing interest in the use of clean and sustainable alternatives to diesel power for buses. The common driving factor is the environment. Although buses are rightly perceived as a relatively environmentally friendly means of transport, the concentration of buses in cities mean that in absolute terms they can be a significant contributor to local pollution with negative health impacts. On top of this, there is the goal to reduce carbon emissions and, in some places, lessen dependency on imported oil-based fuel.

Tags: Bus

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Andrew Mellor
Andrew specialises in the planning, management and financial analysis of passenger transport systems throughout the world, such as providing advice on revenue, cost and performance issues for rail and bus transit operations.

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