Wednesday, April 4, 2018

China Buses 2017

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With Chinese brands and market responsible for more than 95% of the global BEV Buses market, basically speaking of eBuses is synonymous with the Chinese market, and 2017 was no exception, below you will find the Best Selling eBuses brands last year.

Electric Buses Sales in China


Pl
Brand
2017
1
Yutong
24.857
2
BYD
12.777
3
Zhongtong
8.167

Others
43.745

TOTAL
89.546

Sales were down 23% to 90.000 units, mainly due to changes to electric bus subsidies, which lead to a market concentration, as both market leaders, Yutong and BYD, increased their sales, despite the significant overall sales drop. 

This concentration should be positive in the long run, as it will create larger-scale plug-in manufacturers (BYD), and promote the electrification of ICE-based lineups (Yutong), which will accelerate the transition in this vehicle category.

And let's be clear, with the largest non-Chinese eBus OEMs being Volvo and Proterra, both selling last year in the low hundreds, a swift global transition will only happen if Chinese manufacturers go global, as BYD is doing right now, the Shenzhen-based brand is already the largest eBus supplier outside China, with factories in operation or expected to become online soon in every Continent. 


8 comments:

  1. Just to add that there's Yutong presence in Bulgaria and it's significant but currently it's almost entirely made up of natural gas buses. With 30 electric busses being announced for acquisition in 2018.

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    1. Great, thanks for the input!

      BTW, do you know of any source where i can get the Bulgaria EV numbers?

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    2. https://opendata.government.bg/dataset/pernctpnpahn-ttttc-meceu-mapt-2018

      This is the data for automobiles, Пътни Превозни Средства. The problem is there's not a clear split of new vehicles vs old vehicles by month and presented by brand and model. Tough the agency that handles that has it in their database.

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    3. Looking at the data and stories like this:

      https://www.dnevnik.bg/skorost/2018/04/04/3158259_spodelenite_elektromobili_v_sofiia_veche_sa_60/

      That support the second to last column here being Electric or Hydrogen in this table:

      https://opendata.government.bg/dataset/pernctpnpahn-ttttc-meceu-mapt-2018/resource/65fff7cc-4e08-4e6d-8bd7-2908ed7f0368

      I think March may have indeed had 50 EVs registered.35 of them were for an electric carpooling service. However the issue of separating new and old vehicles remains.

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  2. And compare that to the record busfleet of Europe that went in service in the Netherlands this month, a mere 100 busses...

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  3. What about the Polish company Solaris making electric busses?

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    1. Solaris was the third largest (Non-Chinese) eBus maker last year.

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