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Connected Infrastructure for Electric Buses in North America and Europe - Market Forecast to 2027

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  • 212 Pages
  • May 2023
  • Region: Europe, North America
  • Berg Insight AB
  • ID: 5231371

The ITS Solution and Charging Station Market for Electric Buses in Europe and North America to Reach €1.4 Billion by 2027

This strategic research report covers the latest trends and developments on the intelligent transportation system and charging station market for electric buses in public transport. The total market value of public transport ITS for electric buses in Europe and North America is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 37 percent from € 72.6 million in 2022 to reach € 355.4 million by 2027. The analyst at the same time estimates that the charging station market value for electric buses in in the two regions was € 160.7 million in 2022. Growing at a CAGR of 45.7 percent, the market value is expected to reach € 1.06 billion in 2027. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

The ITS market for electric buses in Europe and North America to reach €355 million by 2027

The market value for electric bus ITS deployed in European public transport operations was € 57.1 million in 2022. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39 percent, this number is expected to reach € 297.2 million by 2027. The North American market for electric bus ITS is similarly forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 30 percent from € 15.5 million in 2022 to reach € 58.2 million in 2027. The analyst is of the opinion that the market for ITS solutions for electric buses is in a growth phase which will last for several years to come. Mega-challenges such as urbanisation, climate change and traffic congestion continue to encourage investments in electric buses and ITS, contributing to a positive outlook for the market.

Some ITS players offer complete turnkey solutions including functionality for most of the ITS applications for electric buses utilised by public transport operators, but many vendors on the market are also specialised ITS players focusing on a few sub-systems. Major international ITS players such as INIT, IVU, Clever Devices and Trapeze can provide turnkey solutions, including solutions for electric buses. ITS providers are beginning to see larger scale implementations of electric bus fleets after several years of mostly pilot projects with only a few vehicles each. One of the leading telematics providers in Europe and North America for electric buses is ChargePoint, following its acquisition of Dutch ViriCiti in 2021.

ChargePoint has increased its footprint in the fleet segment significantly and added both hardware and software solutions for the management of buses to its portfolio of charging station hardware, software and services. Other important vendors serving public transport companies with different types of solutions include the French group EQUANS through the subsidiary Ineo Systrans, as well as the Scandinavian companies Consat Telematics, FARA and Saga Tenix. The Canadian company GIRO is an important player in the scheduling and planning segment, while PSI Transcom is a prominent provider of depot and charging management software in Europe.

“Implementations of electric bus fleets are really starting to take off and there are already several cities in Europe with fleets operating over 100 electric buses”, said Caspar Jansson, IoT Analyst. The integration of electric buses and charging stations increases the need for ITS solutions connecting all the necessary infrastructure including electric buses, charging stations and depots. Many operators and agencies start by investing in a basic monitoring solution, but as the bus fleets go from pilot projects to larger deployments, the actors need to complement with additional subsystems for dispatching, scheduling, charging station management and depot management. “Operators face greater complexity with large electric vehicle fleets. Optimizing routes and supplying the required energy at the right time to the right vehicle is significantly easier with a modern ITS solution for electrified fleets”, concluded Mr. Jansson.

Highlights from the report:

  • Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
  • New data on electric bus fleets in Europe and North America.
  • Comprehensive description of the electric bus ITS value chain and key applications.
  • Profiles of 22 aftermarket ITS solution and 14 EV charging hardware vendors.
  • Summary of 20 OEM propositions from electric bus brands.
  • Case studies of 11 electric bus initiatives.
  • In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
  • Updated market forecasts lasting until 2027.

This report answers the following questions:

  • What is the current state and size of the electric bus market?
  • Which are the leading providers of public transport ITS solutions for electric buses?
  • What offerings are available from vehicle OEMs?
  • What equipment and service offerings are available from EV charging station vendors?
  • What are the key drivers behind the adoption of electric buses?
  • How are the regulatory developments affecting the electric bus industry?
  • How will the electric bus and public transport ITS industry evolve in the future?

Who should read this report?

Connected Infrastructure for Electric Buses is the foremost source of information about this market. Whether you are an ITS and telematics vendor, vehicle manufacturer, EV charging station vendor, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
1 Public Transport in Europe and North America
1.1 Modal split of passenger transport
1.2 Bus fleets and public transport utilisation
1.3 Market shares for bus and coach OEMs
1.4 Electric vehicle types and electric bus fleet statistics
1.4.1 Hybrid electric vehicles
1.4.2 Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
1.4.3 Electric vehicles
1.4.4 Electric bus fleet statistics
1.5 Organisation and contracting in public transport
1.5.1 Legal framework in Europe
1.5.2 Legal framework in North America
1.5.3 Organisational forms and regional differences

2 ITS Technologies and Solutions
2.1 Public transport ITS infrastructure
2.1.1 Vehicle segment
2.1.2 Roadside segment
2.1.3 Back-office segment
2.1.4 Traveller segment
2.1.5 GNSS segment
2.1.6 Network segment
2.2 Public transport management
2.2.1 Planning and scheduling tools
2.2.2 Computer aided dispatch systems
2.2.3 Traffic signal priority
2.2.4 Depot management
2.3 Traveller management
2.3.1 Passenger information
2.3.2 Entertainment
2.3.3 Fare payment
2.4 Driver management
2.4.1 Driving data registration and analysis
2.4.2 Video-based driver monitoring
2.4.3 Insurance risk management
2.5 Vehicle management
2.5.1 Vehicle diagnostics and maintenance planning
2.5.2 On-board security solutions
2.6 Charging station management
2.6.1 Station management
2.6.2 Energy management
2.6.3 The Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP)

3 Charging Technologies and Standards
3.1 Electric vehicle charging
3.1.1 AC and DC
3.1.2 Charging modes and levels
3.2 Connector standards
3.2.1 Type 1/SAE J1772
3.2.2 Type 2
3.2.3 Combined charging system (CCS)
3.2.4 CHAdeMO
3.2.5 North American Charging Standard (Tesla)
3.2.6 GB/T
3.3 Electric bus charging
3.3.1 OppCharge
3.3.2 Depot charging
3.3.3 Opportunity charging
3.3.4 Battery capacity and charging time

4 Market Forecasts and Trends
4.1 Market analysis
4.1.1 Electric bus forecast
4.1.2 Market value forecast - public transport ITS for electric buses
4.1.3 Market value forecast - bus charging stations
4.2 Value chain analysis
4.2.1 Automotive industry players
4.2.2 ITS and telematics industry players
4.2.3 Charging station industry players
4.3 Industry trends
4.3.1 Open architectures alter the ITS value chain
4.3.2 Connected charging stations a requirement for public transport operations
4.3.3 The future of opportunity charging remains uncertain
4.3.4 The major bus OEMs have entered the electric bus market
4.3.5 Standards improving interoperability essential for the electric bus market
4.3.6 The electric bus market continues to grow in the aftermath of COVID-19
4.3.7 Energy supply will be an increasingly important issue for electric bus fleets
4.3.8 Centralised power cabinets may save space and money in electric fleet depots

5 OEM Products and Strategies
5.1 Alexander Dennis (NFI Group)
5.2 Bluebus (Bolloré Group)
5.3 BYD
5.4 CaetanoBus (Salvador Caetano Group)
5.5 Daimler Truck Group
5.6 Ebusco
5.7 Gillig
5.8 Irizar e-mobility (Irizar Group)
5.9 Iveco Group
5.10 MAN Truck & Bus
5.11 New Flyer (NFI Group)
5.12 Proterra
5.13 Rampini
5.14 Scania
5.15 Solaris Bus and Coach
5.16 Switch Mobility
5.17 Van Hool
5.18 VDL Bus and Coach (VDL Groep)
5.19 Volvo Group
5.20 Yutong Group

6 Aftermarket Solution Providers
6.1 Actia
6.2 Allego
6.3 Atron
6.4 BP Pulse Fleet
6.5 Clever Devices
6.6 Consat Telematics
6.8 FARA (Ticketer)
6.9 GIRO
6.10 INIT
6.11 IVU
6.12 Optibus
6.13 Pilotfish (Voith)
6.14 PSI Transcom
6.15 Saga Tenix
6.16 Telia Company
6.17 Questar Auto Technologies
6.18 Trapeze Group (Modaxo)
6.19 Twaice
6.20 Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin (Hanning & Kahl)
6.21 Webfleet
6.22 ZF Bus Connect

7 Charging Station Providers
7.1 ABB
7.2 BTC Power (Innogy)
7.3 ChargePoint
7.4 Circontrol
7.5 Efacec
7.6 Ekoenergetyka
7.7 Heliox
7.8 IES Synergy
7.9 InCharge Energy (ABB)
7.10 Kempower
7.11 SBRS (Shell Group)
7.12 Siemens
7.13 Tritium
7.14 XCharge

8 Case Studies: Electric Bus Projects
8.1 Arriva
8.2 Association du Transport Urbain du Québec (ATUQ)
8.3 Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
8.4 Keolis
8.5 Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA)
8.6 Nobina
8.7 Qbuzz
8.8 RATP Group
8.9 Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
8.10 Transdev
8.11 VR Group


Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ABB
  • Actia
  • Alexander Dennis (NFI Group)
  • Allego
  • Arriva
  • Association du Transport Urbain du Québec (ATUQ)
  • Atron
  • Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
  • Bluebus (Bolloré Group)
  • BP Pulse Fleet
  • BTC Power (Innogy)
  • BYD
  • CaetanoBus (Salvador Caetano Group)
  • ChargePoint
  • Circontrol
  • Clever Devices
  • Consat Telematics
  • Daimler Truck Group
  • Ebusco
  • Efacec
  • Ekoenergetyka
  • FARA (Ticketer)
  • Gillig
  • GIRO
  • Heliox
  • IES Synergy
  • InCharge Energy (ABB)
  • INIT
  • Irizar e-mobility (Irizar Group)
  • Iveco Group
  • IVU
  • Kempower
  • Keolis
  • MAN Truck & Bus
  • Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA)
  • New Flyer (NFI Group)
  • Nobina
  • Optibus
  • Pilotfish (Voith)
  • Proterra
  • PSI Transcom
  • Qbuzz
  • Questar Auto Technologies
  • Rampini
  • RATP Group
  • Saga Tenix
  • SBRS (Shell Group)
  • Scania
  • Siemens
  • Solaris Bus and Coach
  • Switch Mobility
  • Telia Company
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Transdev
  • Trapeze Group (Modaxo)
  • Tritium
  • Twaice
  • Van Hool
  • VDL Bus and Coach (VDL Groep)
  • Verkehrsautomatisierung Berlin (Hanning & Kahl)
  • Volvo Group
  • VR Group
  • Webfleet
  • XCharge
  • Yutong Group
  • ZF Bus Connect


The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain. They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.