Digital Library on Green Mobility


Barriers to Adopting Electric Buses

Publication Year: 2019

Author(s): Ryan S, Gorguinpour C, Castellanos S, Li X


Electric buses (e-buses) can help cities address air quality issues and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (along with a clean grid). The transition to e-buses, however, has been subject to growing pains as industries and governments alike struggle to nurture the nascent e-bus marketplace into maturity. It’s time to invest in new buses for your over-crowded public transport system. We need to take strategic decision to buy traditional diesel-burning buses that account for a significant share of the air pollution, ill health, and carbon emissions in the city Or, invest in the future: clean, non-polluting, energy-efficient, affordable electric buses. This report identifies some of the largest and most common barriers to e-bus adoption. Cities must fully understand the barriers to electric bus adoption to act swiftly and decisively to surmount these obstacles.

Publisher/Organisation: World Resources Institute (WRI)

Rights: World Resources Institute (WRI)


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Public

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