29 Jan '18, 4pm

Electric Bus Sales to Public Transit Agencies Nearly Doubles in 2017

The total number of fully electric, battery-driven buses delivered for use in public transit in the United States grew in 2017 by 83%, with total buses in service reaching 333. Although market penetration remains low at about 0.5% of the total U.S. public transit bus market, 9% of all transit agencies either have electric buses in service today or have electric buses on order. In 2017, electric bus sales represented over 2% of new public transit bus sales in the U.S. Electric bus manufacturers have signed contractual orders with public transit agencies, generating a backlog that will take over a year to be built, with deliveries to take place in 2018 and beyond. The backlog has grown by 44% year to year and now sits at 514 buses, equal to slightly below 10% of annual sales of public transit buses in the U.S. This firm order backlog consists primarily of new contracts signe...

Full article: https://electriccarsreport.com/2018/01/electric-bus-sales...

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