28 Jul '17, 10am

Huge orders to come for electric buses: "cars are so yesterday" Via @IDTechEx

Cars are so yesterday. Yes there will be two billion of them and various forecasters see over 90% of them being pure electric in 2040 but well before that the demand for cars will peak according to IDTechEx, Bloomberg and many other analysts. Cities are already repurposing car parks as apartments, supermarkets and more to cope with the move to cities. 80% of people will live in cities by 2050. Few will have private cars. By contrast, the demand for buses will power on up, with no peaking for decades because they are part of the solution to the private cars being idle 96% of the time and wasting a lot of road space per passenger when they are used not just real estate when not in use. It is the megacities that need the most zero emission buses and Europe does not even have one. The largest city there is London at half the size of a megacity. However, even London has over 60...

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