Environmentally friendly, quiet, cost-saving: E-buses are becoming increasingly popular

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E-vehicles are quiet, but neither CO2 nor harmful exhaust gases into the air and are now also dependent on the cost most of their combustion counterparts when viewed the expenditure over the entire useful life of the vehicles. What proves to be beneficial in individual traffic for the success of electromobility and has caused a true sales boom of e-cars, also applies to far larger electric vehicles. Even with buses, the breakthrough of the electromobility has begun, the demand is enormous, as the many nearly weekly news about the next large order of a city or commune clarifies. Currently, every fifth new bus surrets worldwide electrically from the production hall.

So far, China has currently almost half a million e-buses in the fleets of the main drivers of this development, Europe brings up strongly. A study of corporate consulting SCI traffic assumes that twelve percent of all newly authorized buses in Europe have a purely electric drive in two years. Some operators even want to buy electro buses preferably when new vehicles are folded. And several German cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich want to completely electrify their bus fleets by 2030. Currently, more than 650 buses with electric drive are in use in Germany. Of this, according to the current E-Bus radar of PricewaterhouseCoopers, more than half have been put into operation last year.

Several factors use the increased demand. On the one hand, more and more cities and municipalities want to make a sign visible in everyday life, that they take action against the climate crisis and therefore put on sustainable means of transport. In addition, drivers, passengers, other road users and also the local residents of bus lines estimate the quiet and clean means of transport. Technological innovations have also accelerated the success of electric busts. Until recently, the rich bidding was still a major obstacle to the acquisition of electric busts, the latest models come to above average high circulators – and without interlude. A new record for this has been set up a few weeks ago a Man Lion’s City E. During a realistic test ride, the electric bonus has covered 550 kilometers 550 kilometers with only one battery charge of the 480 kWh. Proof of everyday use of fully electric buses, which can operate with performance such as these not only small-scale inner-city distances, but can also be used on longer sections and for trips in suburbs.

In e-bus purchase, up to 80 percent of additional costs are eligible

The beneficial political framework conditions for the acquisition of e-buses drive up the sales figures: A support program of the Federal Ministry of Environment takes up to 80 percent of the additional costs incurred when buying battery suspensions compared to diesel buses. The acquisition cost for an E-Bus is currently two to three times higher than a diesel bus. The proportionate promotion makes electro buses for municipalities not only to an ecological but also economic alternative. All the more, since in addition to the vehicles themselves, the associated charging infrastructure as well as further measures are eligible, which are necessary in the fleet of electro buses, for example training of drivers and mechanics or special workshop equipment. These other expenditure is supported by the Federal Environment Ministry of up to 40 percent. In addition, some federal states have launched funding programs for electric breads.

Thanks to the significantly lower expenditure in operation and for maintenance, the initially higher investment costs are paying off in battery foot. According to a Study of Bizz Energy Research, the energy costs over a period of 15 years at the E-Bus have a share of 17 percent, while at a diesel bus with 38 percent make a more than twice as high part. With the result: the comparison with the total cost of ownership over the entire useful life, an electrical twelve-meter standard bus decides against its diesel counterpart from about 42.000 km of annual mileage for itself – and he gets more with every kilometer more.

Another argument to say goodbye to the diesel bus comes from Brussels. The EU prescribes in the “Clean Vehicles Directive” directive that between 2021 and 2025 at least 45 percent of all new-acknowledged buses should have a low-emission alternative drive, half of them completely emission-free. From 2026, a quota of at least 65 percent applies.

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3 thoughts on “Environmentally friendly, quiet, cost-saving: E-buses are becoming increasingly popular”

  1. Humanity seems to be slow to awaken, or is forced to draw the emergency brake of the unrestrained exhaust gas stream.
    Anyone who is still talking about his exhaust gas sheathing is completely privated.
    Especially when public transport, there is a great need for catching up, the need for decades of homemade. Many municipalities have set diesel, although already existed earlier alternatives, such as gases or even hydrogen with fuel cells, all of the hybrid as in London.
    Berlin is already available in the exhaust gas, in thick black clouds of the buses, which must be classified in private combustor traffic with a driver / in blue gasoline clouds behind.
    But fortunately you learn there quickly, and already has many eBuses and wants to exchange all the other somewhere else after the first good experiences.
    Interesting, I find traffic models such as Z. B. in St. Gallen where overhead cable buses drive with batteries that are not only dependent on the upper line, but can be charged.
    Whoever psyched here, or has no one perceived the exhaust gases?
    OEMs and municipalities, all in a boat, who needs the environment?

  2. Cost of purely battery electric vehicles?

    E-vehicles are quiet, bubbles neither CO2 nor harmful exhaust gases into the air and In the meantime, most of your combustion counterparts depend on the cost, considering the expenditure over the entire useful life of the vehicles.

    What about the cost of H2 vehicles?

    the Acquisition costs for an E-Bus There are currently two to three times higher As with a diesel bus.

    at H2 trucks of experts estimated 5 times higher acquisition costs Compared to Diesel trucks, which is likely to apply to H2 buses, so twice as expensive as purely battery electric buses.

    And what about the reach?

    During a realistic test drive, the electric bon With just one battery charge of the 480 kWh capturing power storage 550 kilometers returned.

    The purely battery electric vehicles currently pick up so massively that there are no reasons for H2 for vehicles – the H2 fans should focus on stationary applications.

  3. It is not traceable why cities of the acquisition of e-buses are closing, although the Federal Environment Ministry is 80% of the additional costs, including the required charging infrastructure. On the other hand, there are already towns with very
    High E-Bus Share. There is probably local politicians with more environmental awareness act,
    which can not be influenced by lobbyists. In addition to the environmental benefits, one could
    Low operating costs reduce vehicles. Worldwide there are cities in which only e-buses
    Driving like Z.B. in Shenzhen in China.Why is not that possible in Germany?


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