Bus Market Trends

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 Bus market trends, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Bus trend report includes a market forecast to 2030 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry trends analysis as a free report PDF download.

Market Trends of bus Industry

The rising global demand and government support propel electric vehicle market growth

  • Electric vehicles (EVs) have become indispensable in the automotive sector, driven by their potential to enhance energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas and pollution emissions. This surge is primarily attributed to growing environmental concerns and supportive government initiatives. Notably, global EV sales witnessed a robust 10.82% growth in 2022 compared to 2021. Projections indicate that annual sales of electric passenger cars will surpass 5 million by the end of 2025, accounting for approximately 15% of total vehicle sales.
  • Leading manufacturers and organizations, like the London Metropolitan Police & Fire Service, have been actively pursuing their electric mobility strategies. For instance, they have set a target of a zero-emission fleet by 2025, with a goal of electrifying 40% of their vans by 2030 and achieving full electrification by 2040. Similar trends are expected globally, with the period from 2024 to 2030 witnessing a surge in demand and sales of electric vehicles.
  • Asia-Pacific and Europe are poised to dominate electric vehicle production, driven by their advancements in battery technology and vehicle electrification. In a notable move, in May 2020, Kia Motors Europe unveiled its "Plan S," signaling a strategic shift toward electrification. This decision came on the heels of record-breaking sales of Kia's EVs in Europe. Kia has ambitious plans to introduce 11 EV models globally by 2025, spanning various segments like passenger vehicles, SUVs, and MPVs. The company aims to achieve annual global EV sales of 500,000 by 2026.
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  • Africa's demographic evolution demonstrates consistent growth with a notable acceleration in recent years
  • Several European countries face population declines, while others grow, indicating a need for targeted policy interventions
  • North America's demographic story highlights steady growth and adaptability, with each nation contributing uniquely to the region's vibrant mosaic, underlining North America's continued global significance
  • Despite a GDP per capita decline in 2022-2023, Africa shows potential for future economic stability through trade agreements and infrastructure development
  • Europe's GDP per capita is on track for steady growth, reflecting resilience and strategic policies
  • Despite challenges in 2020, by 2023, the US experienced growth, Mexico displayed a robust recovery, while Canada witnessed a dip
  • South Africa's consumer vehicle population shows signs of stabilization
  • European countries are experiencing growth in CVP, driven by government incentives for environmentally friendly vehicles
  • North America exhibits diverse trends in consumer spending for vehicle purchases (CVP), and Canada experiences a slight decrease, while the US sees an increase, and Mexico shows significant growth
  • South Africa, Kenya, and Morocco exhibit declining inflation rates, while Nigeria faces a sharp inflation increase
  • The European region is poised for economic stability, with concerted efforts to manage inflation and foster a balanced economic landscape
  • From 2017 to 2030, North America, particularly countries like the US and Canada, navigated inflationary spikes, especially post-pandemic in 2022, but projections suggest a trend toward economic stability and controlled inflation for the region by 2030
  • Auto interest rates across Africa, Asia-Pacific, and North America showed significant regional diversity, influenced by a combination of economic policies, market dynamics, and global conditions
  • The global MaaS market is growing significantly growth trajectory, indicating sustained expansion across all regions
  • Battery pack prices in Africa continued to decline from USD 186 in 2022 to USD 176 in 2023, driven by technological advancements and increased market competition
  • Declining battery prices and government initiatives drive demand for electric vehicles in Europe
  • Declining prices of lithium-ion batteries drive the demand for electric vehicles in North America
  • The global automotive industry will undergo a transformative phase, with a pronounced shift toward electrification from 2023 to 2025, followed by a period of refinement and consolidation in the subsequent years
  • The auto industry's production landscape is witnessing a dramatic shift, with electric vehicle manufacturers like BYD Auto and Tesla seeing remarkable growth while traditional giants like GM adapt to changing market demands
  • Countries like Australia, India, and Indonesia project a steady upward trajectory in GDP per capita, suggesting robust economic strategies and potential investment in the automotive sectors
  • Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both pivotal nations in the Middle East, demonstrated population growth from 2017 to 2023. While there were slight dips for both countries in between, the overarching upward trend indicates their significant roles and attractions in the region
  • South America's demographic narrative, represented by Brazil and Colombia, showcases a story of consistent growth, with Brazil experiencing a pronounced surge
  • Asia-Pacific displays a panorama of economic evolution: from the relentless pursuits of emerging economies to the recalibrations of established ones, painting a picture of resilience, adaptation, and ambition
  • Projections for the coming years indicate a steady growth trajectory for both the UAE's diversified sectors and its role as a regional business hub. This growth can be attributed to the country's focus on diversification efforts and strategic partnerships
  • During 2017-2030, Brazil and Colombia displayed contrasting economic paths. While both faced downturns around 2020, Brazil's GDP per capita showed recovery by 2023, whereas Colombia witnessed a slight decline
  • The Asia-Pacific's diverse consumer spending trends on vehicle purchases not only reflect the region's evolving economic conditions but also highlight the shifting consumer preferences and vehicular market dynamics across countries
  • In the short term (2022-2023), Saudi Arabia maintained stable consumer spending for vehicle purchases, while the UAE experienced a slight decline, suggesting differing market dynamics
  • Brazil and Colombia are expected to see an increase in consumer spending for vehicle purchases (CVP), indicating a recovering automotive market and growing consumer confidence
  • Asia-Pacific’s varied inflation rates reflect the diverse economic challenges and responses of each nation, from battling pandemic-induced fluctuations to aiming for future stability through strategic economic policies
  • From 2017 to 2030, the Middle East is expected to display varied inflationary patterns, with countries like Iran facing significant challenges, while others like Saudi Arabia and the UAE will show stability
  • Projections indicate a trend toward economic stabilization and controlled inflation in the region, highlighting a concerted push to restore equilibrium and foster growth
  • The global MaaS market is growing significantly growth trajectory, indicating sustained expansion across all regions
  • Global efforts to expand and enhance EV infrastructure are signaling a collective push toward electrification
  • The demand for EVs in the Asia-Pacific region is fueled by falling battery prices
  • The Middle East's battery market: A continuous descent in prices and promising energy trends
  • South America’s surging demand for electric vehicle batteries: falling costs and strategic alliances
  • For over a year, Russia's invasion of Ukraine disrupted global crude oil and petroleum product markets