Reducing Overhead Wiring with ‘Dual-Powered’ and ‘Battery-Driven’ Trolley Buses
The need to minimize top head wiring in conventional trolley buses has led to increase in the adoption of dual-powered variants, especially in European economies with limited wiring capability. The dual-powered trolley buses derive electricity from overhead lines while covering city streets, as well as from rechargeable batteries for off-wire movement. With rechargeable batteries making forays into automobile vertical at a sweeping rate, trolley buses are fitted with batteries – Lithium-ion – owing to high energy density, and prolonged shelf life. Inclusion of batteries allow trolley buses to bypass route obstruction, reducing the complexity of overhead wiring required at operating depots. Presence of supercapacitors in battery-driven trolley buses offer rapid charging, decreasing the time required to gear up to resume operation. However, trolley buses fully equipped with batteries are operable for limited distances. In addition, high cost of lithium-ion batteries correspond to high initial costs of battery-driven trolley buses.
‘Lithium-ion’ Battery over Combustion Engines – The Shift is Underway
With escalating environmental concerns due to carbon footprint, manufacturers are banking on trolley buses driven by lithium-ion rechargeable batteries on the account of ongoing ‘zero-emission’ practices. Absence of internal combustion engines imply greater noise abatement. In addition, a speaker attached to the front of the vehicle can produce the noise to a desired level to notify pedestrians crossing the roads. Exclusion of exhaust enables trolley buses to run underground, and in tunnels, dismissing the risk of suffocation due to diesel emissions. Furthermore, the battery-powered trolley buses harvest electricity from the kinetic energy during braking – regenerative braking. Presence of electric motors in trolley buses offer higher static torque at start-up as compared to motorbuses, a benefit for climbing steep hills. In addition, the rubber tires of trolley buses possess better adhesion against steel wheels of trams, enabling enhanced braking capability. Low-floor in trolley buses allow entrance of specially-abled passengers with the help of ‘kneeling front’ air suspension feature on the front axle instead of springs.
Market Players Eye Lucrative Opportunities in Italy
The quest to achieve 100% zero-emission is intensifying in countries, including, Italy, France, and Greece, among others, garnering the attention of trolley bus manufacturers. Cagliari – a city in Italy – appears to be the first city to adopt fully-electric trolley buses in 2016. Municipal administration in Rome – capital city of Italy – decided to tackle vehicle traffic, and air pollution by strengthening urban public transport powered by electricity. Regional authorities are aiming to reach 100% clean buses in the French capital of Paris by the next few years. France has been ranked first in tourist destination for international visitors, as such, the tourists rely on public transportation for outing.
* This data is only a representation. Actual data may vary and will be available in report.
Cutting-edge Solutions - Key Tenet to Define Stakeholders’ Tactics
The Europe trolley bus market is witnessing cut-throat competition between market leaders and followers, including, Kiepe Electric GmbH, Carrosserie Hess AG, and others. Hydrogen fuel batteries offer trolley buses the benefit of range extension of over 100 kilometers without the need to be connected to traction wires, unlike their lithium-ion rivals – a factor encouraging Solaris to enter into agreement with Ballard Power Systems for trolley buses with hydrogen fuel cells. The dual-mode trolley buses carries the issue of complex and grotesque top head wiring. As such, the Milan Transit Authority (ATM) ordered 30 Solaris IMC buses fitted with electric systems from Kiepe Electric – In-Motion Charging (IMC) in a bid to eliminate overhead lines around San Geminiano Cathedral in Italy. Organized players are introducing low-floor trolley buses for easy entrance of specially-abled individuals, and greater accumulation of passengers during peak time by shifting the axle forward. Furthermore, market forces are channelizing their focus on the production of 18m trolley buses for increased passenger transportation.
High demand for 18m
12m gaining gradual traction
Surging adoption of dual powered
Pure electric witnessing sluggish growth
Increasing use in local commute transportation
Moderate applicability in amusement parks
How Growth will Unfold
Stringent government regulations across European countries to shift away from fossil fuels and diesel for vehicle operation is set to drive the growth of the Europe trolley bus market over the forecast timeframe. WIT Press suggests that diesel-driven buses emit around 18.6 g NOx per kilometer while the value is significantly lower in case of trolley buses – 1.2 g NOx per kilometer – a paramount step towards emission less environment. Europeans residing in urban areas, and suburbs - about 72% - rely on local transportation means for regular commute. As the production of electric and hybrid vehicles is expected to boost six-fold by 2025, stakeholders in Europe trolley bus market should be looking at a period of sustained demand.
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Europe Trolley Bus Market Analysis 2019 - 2029
A recent market study published by FMI on the trolley bus market includes the Europe industry analysis 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the key market dynamics.
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- 12 meters
- 18 meters
- As Local commute transportation
- Amusement parks
- Auxiliary purpose
- Pure electric
- Dual-powered (electric + battery).
- Rest of Europe.
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3. Key Success Factors
5. Europe Trolley Bus Market - Pricing Analysis
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Figure 01: Trolley Bus Market Value Share (US$ Mn) by Application, 2019
Figure 02: Trolley Bus Market Value Analysis and Y-o-Y (%) Growth Projections, 2019-2029
Figure 03: Trolley Bus Market Value Y-o-Y (%) Growth Projections by Country, 2019-2029
Figure 04: Europe Trolley Bus Market Historical Volume (Units), 2014 - 2018
Figure 05: Europe Trolley Bus Market Forecasted Volume (units), 2018 - 2029
Figure 06: Europe Trolley Bus Market Historical Value (US$ Mn), 2014–2018
Figure 07: Europe Trolley Bus Market Value (US$ Mn) Forecast & Y-o-Y Growth (%), 2019–2029
Figure 08: Europe Trolley Bus Market Absolute $ Opportunity, 2014–2029
Figure 09: Trolley Bus Market Value Share by Technology, 2019
Figure 10: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Technology Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 11: Europe Trolley Bus Market Share and BPS Analysis by Technology, 2019 & 2029
Figure 12: Europe Trolley Bus Market Y-o-Y Growth by Technology, 2018-2029
Figure 13: Europe Trolley Bus Market Attractiveness Analysis by Technology, 2019-2029
Figure 14: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Pure Electric Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 15: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Dual-Powered (Electric + Battery) Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 16: Trolley Bus Market Value Share by Application, 2019
Figure 17: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Application Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 18: Europe Trolley Bus Market Share and BPS Analysis by Application, 2019 & 2029
Figure 19: Europe Trolley Bus Market Y-o-Y Growth by Application, 2019-2029
Figure 20: Europe Trolley Bus Market Attractiveness Analysis by Application, 2019-2029
Figure 21: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Local Commute Transportation Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 22: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Amusement Parks Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 23: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Auxiliary Purpose Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 24: Trolley Bus Market Value Share by Bus Type, 2019
Figure 25: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Bus Type Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 26: Europe Trolley Bus Market Share and BPS Analysis by Bus Type, 2019 & 2029
Figure 27: Europe Trolley Bus Market Y-o-Y Growth by Bus Type, 2019-2029
Figure 28: Europe Trolley Bus Market Attractiveness Analysis by Bus Type, 2019-2029
Figure 29: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by 12 M Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 30: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by 18 M Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 31: Europe Trolley Bus Market Share and BPS Analysis by Country, 2019 & 2029
Figure 32: Europe Trolley Bus Market Y-o-Y Growth by Country, 2019-2029
Figure 33: Europe Trolley Bus Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country, 2019-2029
Figure 34: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Russia Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 35: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Germany Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 36: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by U.K. Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 37: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Italy Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 38: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Spain Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 39: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by France Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 40: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Greece Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 41: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Nordic Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 42: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Benelux Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 43: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Ukraine Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 44: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Romania Segment, 2018–2029
Figure 45: Europe Trolley Bus Market Incremental $ Opportunity by Rest of Europe Segment, 2018–2029
Table 01: Europe Trolley Bus Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast by Technology, 2014–2029
Table 02: Europe Trolley Bus Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast by Application, 2014–2029
Table 03: Europe Trolley Bus Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Units) Forecast by Bus Type, 2014–2029
Table 04: Europe Trolley Bus Volume (Units) Forecast by Country, 2014–2029
Table 05: Europe Trolley Bus Market Size (US$ Mn) Forecast by Country, 2014–2029