Japan electric bus market is expected to grow at a formidable rate during the forecast period. An electric bus is powered by electricity. It can store the electricity on board or can be fed continuously from an external source. It is an eco-friendly and cost-effective mode of transport which is gaining popularity globally. Though, global market for electric buses is in its nascent phase, an increasing number of global bus manufacturers are opting to manufacture electric buses as substitutes to diesel fueled buses.

Increasing urbanization, rising levels of pollution, global warming, depletion of fossil fuels, and surging cost of fuels, are some of the important factors driving Japan electric bus market. Additionally, increasing government support for development of alternative and environment-friendly technologies is further propelling the market. Other features that are adding to the demand for electric buses include high fuel efficiency, high ROI and noise efficiency as compared to the conventional buses.

The Japan electric bus market is segmented based on seating type, battery type, application, bus length, region and company. Based on seating type, the market can be segmented into up to 30-seater, 31-40-seater and above 40. The up to 30-seater seater segment is expected to hold significant market share during the forecast period on account of easy boarding, even with a stroller or wheelchair. Additionally, it can easily store a large volume of luggage. Based on battery type, the market can be bifurcated into lead acid and lithium ion, of which the latter is anticipated to dominate the market owing to its excellent thermal stability, long lifespan, and faster charging time.

The major players operating in the electric bus market are BYD Japan Co. Ltd., Hino Motors Ltd., INVECO S.p.a., Ryobi Holdings Co., Ltd. and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of Japan electric bus market.
  • To classify and forecast Japan electric bus market based on seating capacity, battery type, application, bus length, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Japan electric bus market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Japan electric bus market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for Japan electric bus market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Japan electric bus market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of electric bus manufacturers/suppliers across the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the country.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Japan electric bus market by using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Electric bus manufacturers and suppliers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to electric bus

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Japan electric bus market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Seating Capacity:
    • Up to 30-Seater
    • 31-40-Seater
    • Above 40
  • Market, By Battery Type:
    • Lead Acid
    • Lithium Ion
  • Market, By Application:
    • Intercity
    • Intracity
    • Airport Bus
  • Market, By Bus Length:
    • 6-8m
    • 9-12m
    • Above 12m
  • Market, By Region:
    • Central
    • North-Eastern
    • South-Western

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Japan electric bus market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).
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1.     Product Overview

2.     Research Methodology

3.     Executive Summary

4.     Japan Electric Bus Market Outlook

4.1.   Market Size & Forecast

4.1.1. By Value & Volume

4.2.   Market Share & Forecast

4.2.1. By Seating Capacity (Up to 30-Seater; 31-40-Seater; Above 40)

4.2.2. By Battery Type (Lead Acid and Lithium Ion)

4.2.3. By Application (Intercity; Intracity; Airport Bus)

4.2.4. By Bus Length (6-8m; 9-12m; Above 12m)

4.2.5. By Region

4.2.6. By Company (2018)

4.3.   Market Attractiveness Index

4.4.   Pricing Analysis

5.     Japan Electric Bus Up to 30-Seater Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value & Volume          

5.2.   Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Battery Type

5.2.2. By Application

5.2.3. By Bus Length

5.3.   Pricing Analysis

6.     Japan Electric Bus 31- 40-Seater Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1. By Value & Volume          

6.2.   Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Battery Type

6.2.2. By Application

6.2.3. By Bus Length

6.3.   Pricing Analysis

7.     Japan Electric Bus Above 40-Seater Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1. By Value & Volume          

7.2.   Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Battery Type

7.2.2. By Application

7.2.3. By Bus Length

7.3.   Pricing Analysis

8.     Product Benchmarking

9.     Market Dynamics

9.1.   Drivers

9.2.   Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  Japan Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape (Partial List of Companies)

14.  Strategic Recommendations

(Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)

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