Cities Technology - 03/December/2021

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Cities are increasingly buying electric buses to decarbonise public transport services, a key element in many decarbonisation plans that also reduces air and noise pollution. For an effective transition, municipalities must work with transport firms, bus and charging infrastructure providers and energy suppliers to make sure the switch to a sustainable fleet is achieved without too many bumps in the road

By shifting to electric-powered buses, cities can unlock the twin benefits of emissions reductions and cleaner air. But the transition requires more than simply replacing conventional buses with electric alternatives

DIRECTIVE OF TRAVEL The revised Clean Vehicle Directive has boosted the shift to sustainable public transport 

OPERATIONAL SHIFT The transition to electric bus fleets requires collaboration between many stakeholders and a change in system operation

KEY QUOTE You can buy a bus, but you also need to have chargers, adapt your depot for charging and train the workforce, which has always worked on internal combustion engines and now must work on electric vehicles ...

 

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