Electrification of Public Transportation: Benefits and Challenges

  • Aditya Kumar UG Student, Chandigarh College of Engineering, Jhanjeri, India.
  • Sarabjit Singh Assistant Professor, Chandigarh College of Engineering, Jhanjeri, India



The electrification of public transport systems has gained significant attention due to its potential to address environmental issues, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality in urban areas. This article examines the benefits, economic consequences, technical advances, and challenges faced by cities and governments in transitioning to electric public transport systems. Benefits include reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality, cost savings, noise reduction, energy independence, job creation, public health benefits, economic considerations, and improved image and perception. However, challenges such as initial costs, infrastructure development, range limitations, training and workforce transition, political and regulatory support, and diminished bankability of leasing contracts are also significant. To overcome these, a strategic combination of short-term and long-term solutions can be implemented, including implementing a payment security mechanism, developing a functional carbon trading market, overhauling State Transport Undertakings (STUs), encouraging private payment security funds, and exploring alternative funding sources. Collaboration between government, transportation agencies, industry, and the general population is essential for successful electrification, resulting in cleaner cities and a healthier world for future generations.


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How to Cite
KUMAR, Aditya; SINGH, Sarabjit. Electrification of Public Transportation: Benefits and Challenges. Journal of Advanced Research in Automotive Technology and Transportation System, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 1-4, sep. 2023. Available at: <https://thejournalshouse.com/index.php/automotive-transport-tech-engg/article/view/850>. Date accessed: 29 feb. 2024.