More Clean Energy Buses to Hit the Road by Next Year
According to the city transport commission, the number of clean energy buses in Shenzhen will reach 4,000 by next year, which is a third of the number of public transportation vehicles currently running in the city.
The number of vehicle emissions have been slowly rising since private car ownership has increased annually by an rate of 20 percent in the past few years. In just ten years, vehicle emissions have risen by an average of 15 percent a year, with the number of private vehicles in the city already having reached 1.2 million, adding another 80 percent to vehicle emissions.
The city’s primary forms of transportation still use gasoline or diesel, of which the consumption is around 82 percent of the total energy consumption; 18 percent of this energy is clean energy. In order to reduce vehicle emissions, the city transport commission will be adding more clean energy vehicles to the public transportation system and improve its services.
By 2020, the city hopes to reduce it transport energy consumption by 32 percent by using more clean energy vehicles on the roads.