Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong, is home to BYD, which happens to build electric vehicles, including buses. With a population approaching 12 million, Shenzhen has a lot of buses — 16,359 of them, to be precise — and as of this moment, every one of them is electric. Nicolas Zart filled us in last month on the city’s push to convert its bus fleet to electricity. Now that conversion is complete.
Next, the city intends to make all of its more than 17,000 taxis electric. Today, 12,518 of them qualify for that distinction, according to EyeShinzen. “We will gradually replace the existing fuel powered cabs with electricity powered ones and complete the target by 2020, or even ahead of schedule,” says Zheng Jingyu, head of the public transport department of the city’s public transport administration bureau.