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Hybrid and Electric Buses and Taxis 2013-2023: Forecasts, Opportunities, Players

This is the world's first report forecasting the global market for electric buses and taxis both hybrid and pure electric. It separately forecasts the market in the most important country, China, and it takes a detailed look at technologies present and future with a blunt assessment of reasons for failure and threats for the future, not just the positive aspects.

The market for electric buses and taxis will multiply over 8 times in the next decade, approaching $60 billion not long after that. The buses will be designed exclusively for purpose, though some will have power trains used for trucks as well. The taxis will largely consist of regular cars and people movers with modest adaptation. We explain why, for both, this is the decade of the hybrid but with pure electric versions coming up fast. China will become by far the largest market for both electric buses and electric taxis within the decade.

This report looks at the statistics and trends for conventional buses and taxis, the government incentives, paybacks and new technologies with detailed tables and figures to summarise the situation, so the reader can understand the situation with ease. There are no rambling anecdotes or cut and paste of catalog items here - this is all summary, comparison and prediction with numbers, unit values, specifications and a profusion of images.

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Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

  • 1.1. Definitions
  • 1.2. Manufacturing buses and taxis
  • 1.3. Hybrids are key for now
  • 1.4. Advantages of electric buses
  • 1.5. Basis for forecasting global bus sales by region
  • 1.6. Demand and production in China
  • 1.7. Adoption of electric buses vs electric cars
  • 1.8. Taxis
  • 1.9. Electric bus design is ahead of cars
  • 1.10. Radically different bus powertrains

2. INTRODUCTION

  • 2.1. Electric vehicles in general
  • 2.2. Advantages of electric buses
  • 2.3. Highlights 2011-2021
  • 2.4. Definitions and trends
  • 2.5. Modest success of electric microbuses
  • 2.6. Convergence of hybrid and pure electric buses.
  • 2.7. Convergence of trolley buses and free running electric buses
  • 2.8. CNG Preferred for Los Angeles Buses

3. ELECTRIC BUS MANUFACTURERS AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • 3.1. History of electric buses
  • 3.2. Main components of hybrid bus power trains
  • 3.3. Superbus
  • 3.4. Fuel cells rescued by batteries

4. PROFILES OF SOME INTERESTING SUPPLIERS

  • 4.1. Alexander Dennis UK
  • 4.2. Anhui Ankai Automobile Company China
  • 4.3. BYD China
  • 4.4. Daimler Germany
  • 4.5. Hino Motors and parent company, Toyota Japan
  • 4.6. IVECO Italy
  • 4.7. ISE Corp, USA
  • 4.8. MAN hybrid bus Germany: supercapacitor not battery
  • 4.9. Navistar USA
  • 4.10. New Flyer Industries Canada
  • 4.11. Nova Bus Canada
  • 4.12. Optare UK
  • 4.13. Proterra
  • 4.14. Ryobi Bus Japan
  • 4.15. TATA India
  • 4.16. Volvo Sweden
  • 4.17. Wrightbus UK
  • 4.18. Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd, China

5. BUS DRIVE TRAINS

  • 5.1. Adura Systems USA
  • 5.2. Allison Transmission USA
  • 5.3. Azure Dynamics USA
  • 5.4. BAE Systems UK, USA
  • 5.5. BLK China
  • 5.6. Eaton USA
  • 5.7. ISE Corporation
  • 5.8. SIM Drive Corporation Japan
  • 5.9. SR Drives UK, Green Propulsion Belgium
  • 5.10. ThunderVolt USA

6. ELECTRIC TAXI MANUFACTURERS AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • 6.1. Electric taxi projects in US, UK, Europe, China, Japan and Mexico
  • 6.2. Mitsubishi taxi rollout in Japan
  • 6.3. Dalian China
  • 6.4. Huge order in the Philippines in 2013

7. TRACTION BATTERIES, FUEL CELLS, RANGE EXTENDERS

  • 7.1. Traction batteries
  • 7.2. Who is winning in traction batteries and why

8. FUEL CELLS

  • 8.1. Trials of fuel cell powered vehicles
  • 8.2. Fuel cell 2000 summary of fuel cell bus trials to 2010
  • 8.3. Range extenders

9. MARKET STATISTICS AND FORECASTS

  • 9.1. Past trends
  • 9.2. Buses - historical trends
  • 9.3. School buses - North America
  • 9.4. Past trend in bus production by country
  • 9.5. US population of buses by type

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY

APPENDIX 2: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

TABLES

Note: The Table of Contents has Been Edited for Brevity. For a Complete Version, Please Request a Free Sample.

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