11 Nov 2010
The future of electric buses
The major growth in electric buses is in free running versions which cost $50,000 to $500,000 and can usually be deployed without infrastructure along the route. The larger electric buses tend to be hybrid to get the range: smaller ones tend to be pure electric. The IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles 2010-2020" estimates that there are about 480,000 buses in the world - mostly small ones - with about 135,000 being bought each year as the fleets grow. Although only 12% of these new buses are electric, penetration is increasing and there is a multibillion dollar market awaiting.
26 Oct 2010
Future technologies of electric buses and taxis
Buses and taxis are an excellent launch pad for new technologies. In the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Buses and Taxis 2011-2021" we assess all the options and the markets resulting.