Hitachi & Shenzhen Bus to Decarbonise European Bus Industry
Hitachi Europe and Shenzhen Bus Group have combined their expertise to help European Bus operators and municipalities electrify their bus fleets. SZBG brings a wealth of operational expertise to the partnership having electrified its own fleet of over 10,000 vehicles. This experience, combined with Hitachi’s own knowledge of charging infrastructure, delivering mobility as a service, and managing commercial fleets, will help customers accelerate electrification of their fleets.
Based on successful transformation and service delivery models, the partners will offer joint planning services for customers making the shift to EV. Change management and training programmes will also form part of the end to end as-a-service offering from Hitachi.
The two companies share a commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and making cities more sustainable. SZBG’s adoption of electric buses has resulted in around 48 per cent less carbon dioxide and much fewer pollutants. Hitachi, a climate change innovator, has recently become a Principal Partner for COP26 and is a member of the UN’s Race to Zero campaign through the Business Ambition for 1.5°C.