“Transit bus fleets are an important area of focus within the broader effort to reduce emissions from mass transit in urban areas,” says senior analyst Dave Hurst and adds: “Of the various options available for making mass transit cleaner, buses are the easiest to implement because changes can be completed without significant new or upgraded infrastructure.”
Pike Research’s analysis indicates that the highest penetration regions for alternative fuel buses will be North America and Asia Pacific, each of which will boast adoption rates of more than 60% of new buses delivered within the next five years. This is especially significant since the two regions together will represent nearly 70% of all new bus deliveries during that timeframe. Adoption of alternative fuel buses in Europe will be quite a bit lower, representing less than one-third of total deliveries.
The “Clean Mass Transit” report includes forecasts through 2016 for transit buses, alternative fuel buses, BRT, light rail, rapid transit, and commuter rail by world region.
Source: Pike Research