Study tip: A report from project ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus Systems) provides an overview of electric buses in Europe. In line with strategies from 19 transport agencies, some 2,500 electric and plug-in hybrid buses will roam the streets of 25 European cities by 2020. Another 13 transport agencies in another 18 cities are planning for a total of 6,100 of said buses by 2025.
Reading tip: Reuters provides some insights on China’s aspiring battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL). It could triple production capacity in the past year and even surpassed BYD’s battery production. By 2020, CATL wants to churn out 50 GWh per year.