United Kingdom electric bus market is expected to grow at a formidable rate during the forecast period. An electric bus is powered by electricity and uses electric motors or traction motors for propulsion. An electric bus can be powered either by electricity from off bus sources or with a self-contained battery or a generator which converts fuel to electricity.

The major factors responsible for the rising sales of electric buses include improved miles on a single charge, reduction in charging time, increasing number of charging stations across all the regions, among others. Additionally, the development of integrated mobility solutions and increasing public transport are further propelling growth in the market. Furthermore, rising government support coupled with growing awareness among population would steer growth in the market in the coming years.

The United Kingdom electric bus market is segmented based on seating type, battery type, application, bus length, region and company. Based on battery type, the market can be bifurcated into lead acid and lithium ion, of which the latter is expected to grow at a fast pace since it is safe and cost-effective. Based on bus length, the market can be fragmented into 6-8m, 9-12m and above 12m. The 6-8m segment is anticipated to dominate the market owing to the preference for smaller buses by the public transport authority.

The major players operating in the electric bus market are Alexander Dennis Limited, VDL Bus & Coach, Ankai UK Bus and Coach, BYD (U.K.) CO., Ltd., Mellor Coachcraft, Optare, Pelican Bus & Coachy, Volvo 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 United Kingdom electric bus market.
  • To classify and forecast United Kingdom electric bus market based on seating capacity, battery type, application, bus length, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for United Kingdom electric bus market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in United Kingdom electric bus market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for United Kingdom electric bus market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in United Kingdom 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 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 United Kingdom 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, United Kingdom 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
  • Regions:
    • South
    • West
    • Mid-West
    • North East

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in United Kingdom 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.     United Kingdom 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.     United Kingdom 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.     United Kingdom 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.     United Kingdom 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.  United Kingdom Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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