Busworld China will be “on air” one year from now, with a key focus: electromobility. As announced in August 2018, Busworld International and VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. are partnering up to relaunch the reputational Busworld China. The event will be organised in the SWEEC (Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre) in Shanghai from 18 to 20 March 2020.
China leading the electric bus market
“Sustainable mobility is one of the growing trends of the last decade – Busworld points out in a press release -. Every Busworld visitor noticed more and more electric vehicles appear in the booths. Also a larger part of the seminars are dealing with the electrification of public transport buses. Zero emission is the future for bus and coach. In the last couple of years we have seen a fast progression in the quality and autonomy of battery electric buses. China was one of the first countries in the world that saw the potential and massively subsidized the R&D and employment of electric buses. Today, they are not only the biggest bus market in the world, but also the biggest electric bus market in the world. Whole cities are being serviced with electric buses, the ideal place to visit when interested in the employment of electric fleets”.
In 2016 China was able to register 340 electric city buses every single day. In 2017, the registrations of electric buses in China were around 100,000. One city alone, Shenzhen, converted the whole 16,000 units bus fleet to electricity. Now, the subsidies’ policy is changing, but Chinese electric bus market still has room for growth.
Busworld China 2020 to takle the zero emission questions
Mr. Didier Ramoudt, President of Busworld International confirms his believe in this technology focused event. ”This will be the right moment and the right place to tackle the big zero emission questions. We believe in an international event connecting people and companies with knowledge, products, ideas… in short: creating the right environment for a worldwide lab! The time is now.”
Mr. David Zhong, President of VNU Exhibitions Asia Ltd. shares the same vision of the exhibition: “In terms of market size, product quality and export growth in China’s bus & coach market, China undoubtedly has a strong footprint in the global scale. A new Busworld China concept proportional to China’s market status in early 2020 will give the exhibition marginal time to conduct a full-scale upgrade in resources benefiting exhibitors & visitors both domestic and abroad.”