Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd (SBG) (Chinese: 深圳巴士集团股份有限公司; pinyin: Shēnzhèn Bāshì Jítuán Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Chinese state-owned company that offers bus passenger transportation services in Shenzhen.[1][2][3] In 2017, it made international news as the world's first fully electric bus fleet.

Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd
Shenzhen Bus Group BYD K8 in May 2020
ParentSASAC (55%)
Transport International (35%)
Commenced operation1975; 48 years ago (1975)
Service areaShenzhen
Service typeBus services
Routes352
Fleet5698 (2017)
Fuel typeElectric
Websitewww.szbus.com.cn

History Edit

SBG was founded in 1975 and was wholly controlled by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Shenzhen.[4]

In 2005, Kowloon Motor Bus invested around 390 million CNY (US$47 million) to subscribe a 35% stake of the company, which was then re-registered as Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd.[5][6]

Operation Edit

In 2017, SBG retired all of its diesel buses and started operating a fleet of 5698 pure electric buses on 352 routes in Shenzhen, making it the world's first fully electric bus fleet. It completed around 800 million passenger journeys among the total number of 1.6 billion in Shenzhen in 2018.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Introduction to Shenzhen Bus Group". State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the People's Government of Shenzhen Municipal (in Chinese). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  2. ^ Ren, Daniel (23 Oct 2018). "Shenzhen's all-electric bus fleet is a world's first that comes with massive government funding". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Shenzhen Bus Group Co Ltd - Company Profile and News". Bloomberg. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. ^ Ying, Wang (27 April 2010). "Starting from Two Buses: 30 years of Shenzhen Public Transportation". Sina News (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  5. ^ Wu, Shuangzhou (5 February 2005). "Kowloon Motor Bus Invests Shenzhen Public Transportation Group". Sina Finance (in Chinese). Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  6. ^ Tsang, Denise (30 September 2003). "KMB gains access to Shenzhen". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  7. ^ Zi, Wang (12 Oct 2019). "Shenzhen Bus Group Forges a Satisfying Public Transportation System for the Citizens". People's Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Report of Transportation Operation in Shenzhen". Transport Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality (in Chinese). 18 January 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  9. ^ Jiang, Si (16 June 2017). "Shenzhen Electrifies All Buses in September". Xinhua Net (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Archived from the original on April 2, 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  10. ^ Keegan, Matthew (12 December 2018). "Shenzhen's silent revolution: world's first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  11. ^ Frangoul, Anmar (22 March 2018). "Electric buses, hybrid taxis and cycling: The increasingly green future of public transport". CNBC. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  12. ^ Griffin, Peter (13 February 2020). "What NZ can learn from China's electric vehicle revolution". Noted. Retrieved 10 March 2020.

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