Top Vendors in the Electric Bus Market in China

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Last month the world’s fastest charging electric bus debuted in China, a bus which can travel 5 km on a just a 10 second charge. China is one of the leading innovators in the electric bus market and their market share is expected to increase significantly by 2019.

The electric bus market in China will increase nearly 400% between 2014-2019 and by the end of the forecast period China will own over 76% of the global electric bus market share.

Technavio has narrowed down the top 14 vendors in the electric bus market in China:

Anhui Ankai Automobile

Ankai is a Chinese automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Hefei, Anhui which specialises in the production of buses and coaches. Ankai’s products include urban buses, regular coaches, sleeping berth coaches, bus and coach chassis and automotive components. Ankai also offers related repair and maintenance services. The company has three principal subsidiaries and distributes its products worldwide.


BYD Company Limited specializes in IT, automobile and new energy. BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries and it also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe.


Daimler develops, produces, and sells passenger cars and off-road vehicles, trucks, vans, and buses worldwide. The Daimler bus segment produces and sells built-up diesel and electric buses, coaches, city and intercity buses, and bus chassis under the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand names.

Jiangsu Alpha

Jiangsu Alpha is one of the first manufacturers of pure electric buses in China. Alfa Bus (brand name) is an assigned bus manufacturer of large- and medium-sized luxury buses by the Chinese Ministry of Communications.

Jingzhou Xinwei

Jingzhiu Xinwei’s EVs include sightseeing cars, trucks, tractors, sanitation vehicles, garbage trucks, and buffet cars.

Nanjing Jiayuan EV

Nanjing Jiayuan EV is one of the leading EV manufacturers in China. The company produces special electric carts such as electric tourist carts, golf carts, supermarket carts, electric street wheelchairs, and electric bicycles and tricycles.

Shanghai Lianfu Group

Shanghai Lianfu deals with solar PV modules, conventional and new energy buses, and new energy auto electric motors and their related controller segments.

Shandong Yi Xing Electric Automobile

Shandong Yixing Electric Automobile is an enterprise engaged in developing and making deluxe electric buses and various kinds of special automobiles.

Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group

Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors Group is a high-tech enterprise specializing in manufacturing and exporting different series bus and coach, especially environment-friendly buses. With its headquarter in Shenzhen, Wuzhoulong has 3 branches, respectively in Chongqing, Shenyang and Guangdong Jieyang, totally covering 1,1 million square meters, owning 10,000 employees and enjoying an annual production capacity of 30,000 units.

Suzhou Eagle Electric Vehicle

Suzhou Eagle Electric Vehicle designs and manufactures four-wheel electric vehicles, which include electric golf carts, electric utility cars, electric personal carriers, electric shuttle buses, electric industrial cars, and EVs.


Volvo started manufacturing hybrid-electric buses in 2008 when it introduced the Volvo B5L model. Since then, the company has introduced several hybrid variants. 

YangZhou Dawn

YangZhou Dawn is a hi-tech enterprise that specializes in R&D and production of environmentally friendly high-performance pure electric vehicles. The company has its own electric car power system R&D Center and production base, including design, production and sales.


Yutong is a large-scale modern manufacturing company specialized in the R&D, manufacturing and sales of bus products. Its main plant is located in Zhengzhou Yutong Industrial Park, Zhengzhou, Henan province, which covers an area of 1.12 million square meters. The daily capacity of Yutong Bus has reached over 325 buses. Up to now, it has grown up into the largest and the most technologically advanced manufacturing base of large and medium-sized buses around the world.

Zhongtong Bus

Zhongtong Bus has a long history of manufacturing large and medium-sized buses for nearly 40 years and is one of the first listed companies in China’s bus industry. Today, the Company has total assets of RMB 1.8bn Yuan, a net asset value of RMB 600 million Yuan and total capital stock of 238.5 million shares. It now employs more than 3000 people, covering an area of 680,000 square meters. The Company mainly manufactures 1300 sets of equipment through its internationally advanced production line incorporating the complete bus manufacturing technology from Dutch BOVA Company, with an annual production capacity of more than 10,000 medium- and high-end luxury buses.

Zhuhai Guangtong Automobile

Zhuhai Guangtong Automobile is a global manufacturer and supplier of transportation vehicles. The company was established in 1999 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, China. Zhuhai Guangtong operates two manufacturing facilities located in Nanping and Sanzao, China. The company has a total production capacity of more than 6,000 electric vehicles annually.