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The European bus market is changing rapidly. With recent regulations on clean air, local pollutants and city noise, the momentum for clean vehicles is ever growing, with the electrification of public transport being considered a core solution to healthier and more sustainable cities. The 2020 UITP Bus Tender Structure Report 3.1 (TSD 3.1) replaces the previous 2018 edition. First published in 2005, the report has become an important reference document serving as a decision support tool for the entire bus sector on the tendering of electric buses.
The new chapter 17 deals with electromobility. The update was necessary to incorporate a first round of comments. There are no fundamental comments, more unclear formulations or references, wording or terms, text-layout. Nevertheless as we took it seriously a full review of the bus tender report was done and is now available for the benefit of all UITP members.
Like the other versions, the report contains a comprehensive Annex IV with the Environmental Calculation Tool for the calculation of Fuel Consumption, CO2 and regulated pollutants for 15 different bus propulsion energies.
We have the perception, that it would be of interest to know about reactions and comments from ‘the market’ e.g. from PTO/PTA’s. But in order to get these, we need first leave the time to the market and to the broader UITP membership to test and use these guidelines! Our medium-term target to have an update/revision for the tender structure report until the 2021 UITP Public Transport Summit is still valid.
The Report and the Annex IV Calculation Tool are available in English, Spanish and Catalan.
Non-UITP members who are interested in the report, please contact [email protected].