China wants to convert public transport completely to electric mobility or fuel cells by 2035. This is reported by the Chinese specialist website gasgoo.com, among others, with reference to an action plan of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). According to the plan, buses and other city logistics as well as cleaning vehicles such as garbage collection are to be converted. It is unclear whether the plan refers only to urban transport – or also includes intercity buses. Tens of thousands of these are on the road in the giant country. Some cities are already pioneers in the electrification of public transport: the southern metropolis of Shenzhen, for example, has converted all its buses to electric. In Shanghai, the long-mothballed trolley buses have been reanimated – with routes beneath the city’s numerous elevated roads.
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