TUMI E-Bus Mission

Accelerating the Worldwide Mass Roll-Out of E-Buses.

Cities around the world are facing the urgent need to address air and noise pollution, and the TUMI E-Bus Mission is playing a crucial role in reducing these problems. By offering technical advice and facilitating mutual exchange, the TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network is supporting cities in the Global South to prepare for the implementation of e-buses resulting in a greener and more livable future!



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Funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), a core group of organizations such as C40 Cities, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and World Resource Institute (WRI) work together to accelerate the transition to electric buses in the Global South.

The TUMI E-Bus Mission is leading the charge towards a sustainable urban transport future by fostering global and city-specific coalition-building. With a focus on 20 deep dive cities and inspiring 100 more, the mission is providing roadmaps and technical assistance to support their transition to e-bus fleets. By bringing together private and public sector partners, a global community is being established to drive this important transformation towards cleaner, greener, and more livable cities.


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The TUMI E-Bus Mission aims to ensure procurement readiness of 100,000 E-buses by 2025. We are working in 20 deep dive cities and aim to inspire a network of 100 cities to achieve this objective.


The TUMI E-Bus Mission Cities

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Deep Dive Cities

Deep Dive Cities



Ahmedabad aims to become the first Indian city to convert its entire fleet of public transport buses into e-vehicles. It also has plans to increase its share of public transport and active mobility in the coming years.

Check out Ahmedabad's Factsheet



Bangalore has a public transport modal share of 42% and has set targets for electric bus adoption. The city aims to introduce 1,500 e-buses by 2024 and plans for full electrification of its bus fleet by 2035.

Check out Bangalore's Factsheet



Barranquilla plans to introduce 300 electric buses by 2023 and aims to have 50% of its fleet (1,150 vehicles) electrified by 2034.

Check out Barranquilla's Factsheet



Bogotá, a deep dive city with over 8 million people, has a 39% public transport modal share. With a vision for net-zero urban mobility, the city plans to reach 25% renewable energy by 2050 and achieve 100% e-bus purchasing by 2035.

Check out Bogotá's Factsheet



Campinas, a city with a public transport modal share of approximately 25%, aims to adopt 143 electric buses.

Check out Campinas' Factsheet



Chennai aims to build a robust roadmap for electric mobility in the state to reduce transport emissions and have a full electrification of its bus fleet by 2025.

Check out Chennai's Factsheet



By 2050, Curitiba has a vision to operate 100% of it's passenger transport vehicles by clean or renewable energy. The city targets to deploy approximately 150 articulated electric buses in Inter Lines 2 and the BRT East/West by 2024.

Check out Curitiba's Factsheet



Delhi has a vision for net-zero urban mobility and has set policies to achieve it. The city aims to have 25% of all new vehicle registrations be electric by 2024. In addition, Delhi has set targets for electric bus adoption, with a goal of achieving 50% electrification by 2027.

Check out Dehli's Factsheet


South Africa

Durban has a public transport modal share of 40% and a vision for net-zero urban mobility. The city aims to achieve an 80% reduction in emissions from transport by 2050 and to shift 70% of vehicles to low-emission options. As part of this vision, Durban has set targets for electric bus adoption and plans to transform its bus fleet to low-emission vehicles, with a focus on electric and hybrid options.

Check out Durban's Factsheet



Guadalajara has set a target to become carbon neutral by 2050 and has plans for electric bus adoption. The city aims to renew 100% of its buses with low-emission units and to replace 1,000 buses that have completed their lifecycle with electric buses.

Check out Guadalajara's Factsheet



Jakarta,has a vision for net-zero urban mobility, with a goal to have 90% of its public transport fleet electric by 2030. The city aims to increase the modal share of public transport to 60% by the same year.

Check out Jakarta's Factsheet



In Kampala, 50 electric buses will be included in its Metro Bus initial fleet of 1030 buses, with plans to eventually achieve 100% electric by 2032.

Check out Kampala's Factsheet

Mexico City


Mexico City, with a population of 8.9 million, has a 50% public transport modal share. Line 3 of Metrobús is already 100% electrified, and the city's target for 2035 is to have 100% of the Metrobús fleet electric.

Check out Mexico City's Factsheet



Monterrey has a vision for net-zero urban mobility and plans to electrify its TransMetro routes. As part of this, the city has set targets for electric bus adoption, including the procurement of 110 electric buses for four feeder routes to the Metrorrey line 3.

Check out Monterrey's Factsheet



Mumbai has a population of over 20 million and the highest modal share of public transport in India at 45%. The city has set an ambitious target to electrify its entire bus fleet by 2027, as well as increase its fleet size to 10,000 public buses.

Check out Mumbai's Factsheet



Nairobi has a public transport modal share of 46% and has made political commitments towards a greener transport system. The city plans to pilot the use of electric hybrid vehicles, including buses, and introduce incentives to encourage their use.

Check out Nairobi's Factsheet

Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro aims to replace 20% of its public transport fleet with zero-emission electric buses by 2030, reducing air pollution and urban noise.

Check out Rio de Janeiro's Factsheet



Salvador, a city with a 35.9% public transport modal share, envisions achieving net-zero urban mobility by decarbonizing 100% of its public transport fleet by 2049. The city plans to adopt 30% electric buses for its BRT fleet by 2024, with full electrification targeted by 2049.

Check out Salvador's Factsheet

São Paulo


São Paulo aims to achieve full electrification of its public transport fleet by 2038 as part of its target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to zero. This move towards electric buses is a crucial step towards decarbonizing public transport.

Check out São Paulo's Factsheet



Valledupar, has set targets for electric bus adoption. The city plans to introduce 12 e-buses by 2024 and has mandated that all new buses must be electric by 2035.

Check out Valledupar's Factsheet

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Jens Giersdorf - TUMI E-Bus Mission Head | Latin America Lead