Global Automotive Electric Bus Market Research Report- Forecast 2028

Electric Bus Market By Charging technology (Autonomous, Non-autonomous), By Vehicle Type (Light Duty Electric, Heavy Duty Electric and Hybrid Electric Bus) and region - Forecast to 2028

ID: MRFR/AM/2311-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 185 pages

Automotive Electric Bus Market Overview


According to the latest research report, during the projected period, the Automotive Electric Bus market size is expected to grow at a 22.8 percent CAGR.


An electric bus, often known as an e-bus, is a bus that does not use a typical ICE engine for propulsion and is entirely electric. The E-bus is propelled by an onboard electric motor that is powered by onboard batteries or a set of batteries. Electric buses are considered environmentally beneficial since they emit no emissions. They are also more cost-effective than regular gasoline/diesel buses.


Rising environmental concerns, as well as increased government expenditures in fuel-saving technology and alternative fuel vehicles, are propelling the worldwide automotive electric bus market growth forward. As a growing number of worldwide bus manufacturers decide to produce electric and hybrid-electric buses as alternatives to diesel-powered buses, the market is expected to increase. Benefits like thermal comfort and noise reduction provided by these would boost the automobile electric bus industry even more. Electric and hybrid-electric buses assist to decrease the impacts of solar heat buildup inside the automobile and act as a filter for disruptive noises such as car horns and construction activities.  Whereas high manufacturing costs and a lack of understanding regarding usability and advantages severely impede market expansion. The Automotive Electric Bus Market is anticipated to reach USD 82.5 billion by the end of the forecast period, growing at a CAGR of 22.8 percent between 2017 and 2023.


This report contains all the information on the global Automotive Electric Bus Market outlook and its strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global Automotive Electric Bus Market and forecast for 2027 is also included in the report.


Covid 19 Analysis


COVID-19 has had a considerable influence on the market for electric buses. The manufacturing, as well as the COVID-19, have had a considerable influence on the electric bus industry. As the entire ecosystem was disrupted, both the manufacturing and sales of new electric buses came to a standstill throughout the world. OEMs had to wait until lockdowns were removed before they could begin manufacturing, which harmed their bottom line. Following the epidemic, the market for new electric buses is projected to rise as economies gradually recover.


Major Key Players



  •         Daimler AG (Germany)

  •         Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd.( China)

  •         Volvo Group (Sweden)

  •         Wright Enrichment Inc(U.S.)

  •         Shandong Yi Xing Electric Auto Co.,Ltd (China)

  •         Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd.( China)

  •         BYD Auto Co., Ltd ( China)

  •         Iveco (Italy)

  •         Ebus (Singapore)

  •         Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.(China). 


Market Dynamic



  •         Drivers              


Various governments across the world have launched projects to make urban public transportation more sustainable and fuel-efficient through the use of electric buses. For example, the Swiss government intends to raise electric car adoption to 15% by 2022. The government has a Green Deal for Electric Transport from 2016 to 2020. The green deal's main goal is to eliminate automobile emissions by 2025, which would promote the electric bus sector. In addition, the US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has committed USD 130 million in financing for Low or No Emission vehicles in June 2020. Electric buses will revolutionize public transit in the next years by improving air quality, lowering noise levels, and increasing fuel efficiency. The tightening of pollution standards in numerous nations has pushed manufacturers to embrace electric technology. As of 2020, Asia Pacific leads the market for electric buses, owing to China's rapid adoption of electric buses.



  •         Opportunities


Governments all around the world have developed enticing programs and plan to encourage the usage of electric buses. Developed-country governments have initiated the tender process to boost the usage of electric buses in their cities. For example, in 2018, London has over 2,500 electric buses in operation, with ambitions to raise this to 9,200 electric buses by 2037. The Mayor of London has set aside money for this purpose.



  •         Restraints


The high cost of developing electric buses and coaches, as well as related components such as batteries and monitoring systems (battery management systems, CAN bus modules), is a significant barrier for electric bus producers. The cost of developing infrastructure for EVs is also quite expensive. Global infrastructure construction will require almost USD 2.8 trillion. An EV's battery requires regular and rapid charging via extra equipment such as electric chargers, which are only available at EV charging stations. High-capacity charging stations must be installed in several places. The cost of the battery, charger, and charger installation adds to the cost of electric buses and coaches, making them more expensive than standard ICE buses and coaches.



  •         Challenges


Current electric bus batteries have low capacity, long charging times, and a restricted range per charge. The performance and service life of the batteries have a direct impact on the performance and cost of electric buses. Lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride, lithium-ion, and supercapacitors are now utilized to power electric buses. Because lithium-ion batteries have a longer battery life, they are increasingly replacing lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, and nickel-metal hydride batteries in electric buses. However, the capacity of lithium-ion batteries is insufficient to power commercial vehicles such as electric buses, as large loads need more power to provide maximum torque. The charging-discharging performance of batteries decreases substantially in cold regions, making it harder for the batteries to supply maximum power.


Cumulative Growth Analysis


In terms of volume, the 9–14 m segment of the automotive electric bus market value is expected to be the largest throughout the forecast period. Because of the huge number of electric passenger buses utilized in public transportation fleets, the 9–14 m segments dominates the electric bus sector. The majority of public transportation fleets, particularly in China, which accounts for over 99 percent of the market, feature electric buses ranging in length from 9 to 14 meters. Furthermore, several of the market's top OEMs, including BYD, Proterra, and Yutong, have been offering electric buses ranging in length from 9 to 14 meters. BYD provides K8 and K9 electric buses with lengths ranging from 9 to 14 meters and ranges of 155 to 190 kilometers. It also provides C8 and C9 transit vehicles with 125 and 155-mile ranges, respectively.


Value Chain Analysis


According to the latest research report, the global automotive electric bus market is segmented on the basis of charging technology, vehicle type, and region. Charging technology is further distributed into autonomous and non-autonomous. On the basis of vehicle type, the market is segmented on the basis of light-duty electric, heavy-duty electric, and hybrid-electric bus.


Segmentation Overview


The market is segmented on the basis of charging technology, vehicle type, and region. The global automotive electric bus market trend is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.


By Application


Based on the application, the market is segmented into autonomous and non-autonomous


By end-users


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into light-duty electric, heavy-duty electric, and hybrid-electric bus.


 Regional Analysis


According to the reports, on the basis of region, the global automotive electric bus market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. The Asia Pacific area has the world's largest electric bus market share. It is home to some of the world's most rapidly expanding and developing economies. The region's development may be ascribed to the Chinese market's dominance as well as the presence of prominent OEMs such as BYD, Yutong, Zhongtong, and Ankai in the nation, resulting in the exponential expansion of the Asia Pacific electric bus market. Shenzhen was also the world's first city to have a completely electric public transportation network. The favorable legislation for electric buses, the availability of electric and electronic components at lower prices, and the fast-expanding charging infrastructure are expected to enhance the region's electric bus industry.


Competitive landscape                    


Major competitors in the worldwide automotive electric bus industry include BYD (China), Yutong (China), Proterra (US), VDL Groep (Netherlands), and AB Volvo (Sweden). These firms have extensive global distribution networks. Furthermore, in this sector, these firms have a diverse product offering. To maintain their market position, these firms have used methods such as new product development, partnerships, and contracts and agreements.


Report Overview


The following report comprises of –



  •         Market overview 

  •         Covid 19 Analysis

  •         Market Dynamic

  •         Drivers

  •         Opportunities

  •         Restraints 

  •         Challenges

  •         Cumulative Growth Analysis

  •         Value Chain Analysis

  •         Segmentation Overview 

  •         By Application 

  •         By End-Users

  •         Regional Analysis

  •         Competitive landscape


Recent Developments



  •         VDL announced a deal to provide 32 electric buses to public transportation firm Hermes in Eindhoven in April 2021. These buses will be active in the Eindhoven cityscape beginning in January 2022.


Based on the consumer segment:



  • Fleet Operator

  • Government


Based on application:



  • Intercity

  • Intracity


Based on the length of bus type:



  • less than 9 m

  • 9−14 m

  • Above 1 4m


Based on Vehicle range:



  • less than 200 miles

  • Above 200 miles


Based on battery capacity:



  • Up to 400 kWh

  • Above 400 kWh


Based on power output:



  • Up to 250 kW

  • Above 250 kW


Based on battery type:



  • Lithium- Nickel- Manganese- Cobalt-Oxide

  • Lithium- Iron- Phosphate

  • Others


Based on component (qualitative):



  • Motor

  • Battery

  • Fuel Cell Stack

  • Battery Management System

  • Battery Cooling System

  • EV Connectors


Based on the region:



  • Asia Pacific


    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Singapore

    • South Korea


  • North America


    • US

    • Canada


  • Europe


    • Austria

    • Belgium

    • France

    • Germany

    • The Netherlands

    • Norway

    • Spain

    • Sweden

    • Switzerland

    • Turkey

    • United Kingdom


  • Latin America


    • Argentina

    • Brazil

    • Chile

    • Mexico


  • Middle East & Africa


    • Egypt

    • South Africa

    • UAE




Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2028: USD 34.75 Billion
  CAGR   13.47% CAGR (2020-2028)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2028
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Charging technology, Vehicle Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Daimler AG (Germany), Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd.( China), Volvo Group (Sweden), Wright Enrichment Inc(U.S.), Shandong Yi Xing Electric Auto Co.,Ltd (China), Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd.( China), BYD Auto Co., Ltd ( China), Iveco (Italy), Ebus (Singapore) and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.(China).
  Key Market Opportunities   Rising environmental concerns and increasing government investments in fuel saving technologies & alternative fuel vehicles
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing investments by governments in electric public transportation


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


The automotive electric bus market is prognosticated to register 13.47% CAGR.

The valuation of the automotive electric bus market is expected to USD 34.75 Bn. by 2028.

The segments of the automotive electric bus market, by charging technology, are autonomous and non-autonomous.

The key participants of the automotive electric bus market are Daimler AG (Germany), Volvo Group (Sweden), Anhui Ankai Automobile Co., Ltd.(China), Wright Enrichment Inc(U.S.), Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. (China), Shandong Yi Xing Electric Auto Co., Ltd (China), Iveco (Italy), BYD Auto Co., Ltd ( China), Ebus (Singapore), and Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.(China).

Increasing investments by governments in electric public transportation are likely to augment the automotive electric bus market.