Hitachi Europe partners with Shenzhen Bus Group

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Hitachi Europe and Shenzhen Bus Group (SZBG), one of the largest new energy public transportation groups in the world, have joined forces to help European operators and local authorities electrify their bus fleets.

SZBG has significant operational knowledge, having electrified its own fleet of over 10,000 vehicles. Combined with Hitachi’s own knowledge of charging infrastructure, delivering mobility as a service and managing commercial fleets, the partners say will help customers accelerate electrification of their fleets.

“Shenzhen Bus Group is a world-leader in bus fleet electrification” said Mike Nugent, Head of EV for Hitachi Europe. “Our future partnership is another key element of our decarbonisation solution suite that brings the best qualities of our respective organisations to European bus fleets to help simplify and accelerate estate-wide roll-out programmes.”

Based on successful transformation and service delivery models, the partners will offer joint planning services for customers making the shift to EV. Change management and training programmes will also form part of the end to end offering from Hitachi.