In order to meet their transport emissions reduction targets, many cities around the world are deploying electric buses, with mass production leading to reductions in unit costs and lower technological risk.
The emergence of new battery technologies is now making fully electric buses more competitive as a fleet replacement option: recent developments in battery technology have seen the emergence of cheaper, lighter, more efficient power storage batteries as the key enabler of the growth in electric buses. E-buses now offer reliable technology, a stable operating environment, a practical daily range and ready access to a variety of proven charging systems either in depots or on-street.
To advance and facilitate policymaking and the development of electric bus schemes, and to assist project finance, ASSURED partner UITP has joined forces with EBRD (the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and GIZ (Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) for the launch of a new policy paper ‘Going electric: A pathway to zero-emission buses’.
The paper, which summarises emerging good practice across a range of important topics and geographies, aims to show that e-buses have moved beyond the experimental and that sponsors have a range of technologies and financing options at their disposal.
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