Electric Bus

Electric Bus Market by Component (Batteries, Battery Management System, Charger), Bus Type (Double-Decker Buses, School Buses, Shuttle Buses), Propulsion, Battery Type, Battery Capacity, Seating Capacity, Range, Autonomous Driving Level, Ownership, Application - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[190 Pages Report] The Electric Bus Market size was estimated at USD 34.35 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 38.78 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 14.65% to reach USD 89.47 billion by 2030.

Electric Bus Market
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An electric bus operates on electricity, contrasting with traditional buses that run on diesel & other fossil fuels. Electric buses utilize electric motors for propulsion and are powered primarily through a battery & an external power source that charges the battery. These vehicles are a key component in the transition to more sustainable public transport systems, aiming to lower greenhouse gas emissions, operating costs, and air quality in urban areas. Increasing demand for emission-free and energy-efficient mass transit solutions, along with government support for the electrification of public transport systems, boosts the deployment of electric buses. However, the limited availability of necessary infrastructure slows the market expansion globally. In addition, concerns associated with battery capacity and operations create a huge impact on electric bus utilization. Furthermore, technological advancements in electric bus design and development, with the improvements in charging infrastructure across economies, pose significant opportunities for market growth.

Electric Bus Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Range: Growing adoption of electric buses with a range of over 200 miles due to its extended operation

Electric buses with a range of over 200 miles cater to operators who require electric buses for long-distance routes, typically between cities & across larger metropolitan areas where charging infrastructure may be sparse. The need for high-range buses stems from the necessity to minimize charging times during operational hours, thus maximizing service efficiency and reducing downtime. Electric buses with a range of up to 200 miles are ideally suited for urban and suburban routes, where buses operate for shorter distances but face frequent start-stop cycles. The focus here is on the optimization of energy consumption and ensuring accessibility to charging stations within the city. These buses are preferred for their lower initial cost and operational flexibility.

Application: Smart city infrastructure development boost the adoption of intracity electric buses

Intercity electric buses are designed for travel between different cities, generally covering longer distances with fewer stops. These buses are equipped with larger battery capacities to sustain longer journeys without the need for frequent recharging. Customers opting for intercity electric buses highly prioritize range and comfort. Intracity electric buses operate within cities and are designed to navigate urban environments. These buses typically have more frequent stops and shorter routes compared to their intercity counterparts. For intracity applications, the focus shifts towards efficiency and maneuverability.

Bus Type: Rising demand for electric school buses for promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility among young generations

Double-decker buses represent a segment characterized by high-capacity passenger vehicles, often used in urban and touristic environments. These buses stand out for their ability to accommodate many passengers without significantly increasing road congestion. Electric double-decker buses, in particular, offer a sustainable solution by reducing carbon emissions and noise pollution, making them increasingly favored in cities aiming to reduce their environmental footprint while managing high-density public transit routes. The electric bus market's school bus segment focuses on educational institutions' transport needs. Electric school buses present an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional diesel-powered vehicles. Adoption of electric school buses also aligns with broader educational goals of promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility among young generations. Additionally, electric buses' lower operational and maintenance costs can result in long-term savings for school districts. Shuttle buses, designed for short-distance travel such as between airports and hotels, within corporate campuses, or around suburban areas. The adoption of electric shuttle buses further advances the objectives of reducing traffic congestion and minimizes environmental impact in these highly trafficked areas. As the technology behind electric vehicles continues to evolve, so too does the feasibility and appeal of electric shuttle buses for commercial, institutional, and governmental entities looking to enhance their transport services while honoring their commitment to sustainability.

Regional Insights

In the American region, encompassing the United States & Canada, the increasing need for sustainable urban transit solutions has led to significant investments in electric buses. Consumer behavior indicates a strong preference for eco-friendly and efficient public transport systems. The government's emphasis on clean energy and sustainable transport has fostered an environment ripe for the adoption of electric bus technologies. European Union countries are at the forefront of the adoption of electric buses, driven by strict emission regulations and substantial investments in electric mobility. The European Commission's Green Deal aims to drastically reduce transport emissions, propelling the demand for electric buses. Consumer behavior in Europe shows a strong inclination towards environmental sustainability and support for green transportation solutions. The Middle East and Africa are slowly adopting electric buses, with initiatives in countries such as the UAE and South Africa. The market is driven by the need to diversify energy sources and improve air quality in urban areas. In the APAC region, China, Japan, & India dominate the global electric bus market, with the largest fleet of electric buses. The government's aggressive policies to cut down pollution and investment in electric bus production and infrastructure have significantly influenced consumer adoption.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Electric Bus Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Electric Bus Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • Hitachi and FirstGroup Accelerate the UK's Push to Electric Mobility, Delivering 1,000 New Bus Batteries

    Hitachi Ltd. has joined forces with FirstGroup PLC, announcing a strategic collaboration to propel the decarbonization of FirstGroup's bus fleet and infrastructure. With a mutual investment of up to GBP 20 million, this alliance is expected to finance the acquisition of 1,000 batteries, marking a significant commitment to enhancing air quality, reducing congestion, and elevating passenger experiences. As part of the agreement, Hitachi ZeroCarbon anticipates introducing its advanced Battery Charging and Management Services (BCMS) for 1,000 buses, extending their operational efficiency and lifespan beyond the initial eight years guaranteed by manufacturers at no additional leasing cost. [Published On: 2023-11-17]

  • JBM Marks European Entry with Two Electric Buses at Busworld Europe 2023

    At the Busworld Europe 2023 event in Brussels, Belgium, JBM Electric Vehicles entered the European market by showcasing two flagship e-bus models: the city-focused 'ECOLIFE' and the luxurious inter-city 'GALAXY.' These buses exemplify advanced engineering with their lightweight monocoque stainless steel structure and incorporate cutting-edge features such as Intelligent Transport Systems and enhanced telematics, aligning with EU regulations. [Published On: 2023-10-08]

  • Volvo Buses Signs Agreement with MCV for the Manufacture of Volvo Bodies for Its City and Intercity Buses

    Volvo Buses has forged a significant partnership with MCV to produce bodies for the Volvo 7900 Electric and Volvo 7900 Electric Artic models and a forthcoming electric intercity bus. This collaboration is expected to kickstart production in 2024, with the inaugural electric buses featuring chassis from Volvo and bodies by MCV. [Published On: 2023-09-05]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Electric Bus Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include AB Volvo, Alexander Dennis Limited, Ashok Leyland Limited, Blue Bird Corporation, BYD Company Limited, Chariot Motors, EBUSCO B.V., Eicher Motors Ltd., Eurabus GmbH, Irizar Group, Isuzu Motors Limited, JBM Group, Karsan Otomotiv San. ve Tic. A.Ş., Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Olectra Greentech Ltd., Quantron AG, Rissala Electric Motors Pvt. Ltd, Solaris Bus & Coach sp. z o.o, Tata Motors Limited, The Lion Electric Company, TRATON SE, VDL Groep B.V., WrightBus by Bamford Bus Company Holdings Limited, Xiamen King Long International Trading Co.,Ltd., and Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co. Ltd..

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Electric Bus Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Component
    • Batteries
    • Battery Management System
    • Charger
    • Cooling Systems
    • HV Cable Routing
    • Motors
    • Vehicle Testing
  • Bus Type
    • Double-Decker Buses
    • School Buses
    • Shuttle Buses
  • Propulsion
    • Battery Electric Bus
    • Fuel Cell Electric Bus
  • Battery Type
    • Lead-Acid Batteries
    • Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries
  • Battery Capacity
    • Over 350 kWh
    • Up to 350 kWh
  • Seating Capacity
    • 40-70 Seats
    • Over 70 Seats
    • Up to 40 Seats
  • Range
    • Over 200 Miles
    • Up to 200 Miles
  • Autonomous Driving Level
    • Level 0
    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Level 3
    • Level 4
    • Level 5
  • Ownership
    • Government
    • Private
  • Application
    • Intercity
    • Intracity

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Electric Bus Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Electric Bus Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Electric Bus Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Electric Bus Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Electric Bus Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Electric Bus Market, by Component
  7. Electric Bus Market, by Bus Type
  8. Electric Bus Market, by Propulsion
  9. Electric Bus Market, by Battery Type
  10. Electric Bus Market, by Battery Capacity
  11. Electric Bus Market, by Seating Capacity
  12. Electric Bus Market, by Range
  13. Electric Bus Market, by Autonomous Driving Level
  14. Electric Bus Market, by Ownership
  15. Electric Bus Market, by Application
  16. Americas Electric Bus Market
  17. Asia-Pacific Electric Bus Market
  18. Europe, Middle East & Africa Electric Bus Market
  19. Competitive Landscape
  20. Competitive Portfolio
  21. List of Figures [Total: 36]
  22. List of Tables [Total: 920]
  23. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 26]
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    Ans. The Global Electric Bus Market size was estimated at USD 34.35 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 38.78 billion in 2024.
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    Ans. The Global Electric Bus Market to grow USD 89.47 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 14.65%
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