TUMI E-Bus Mission

Accelerating the worldwide mass roll-out of E-buses

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) will work together to accelerate the transition to electric buses in the Global South.

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The TUMI E-Bus Mission will contribute significantly to the goal of creating sustainable urban transport systems.

Air and noise pollution are among the most pressing problems in today’s cities. TUMI E-Bus Mission not only works to reduce these problems, but also strongly cuts down CO2-emissions created by urban transport systems. The TUMI E-Bus Mission cities will furthermore serve as role model cases for successful and large-scale E-Bus adoption in other cities.

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The Approach

Within the TUMI E-Bus Mission there are two programs: the 20 Deep Dive Cities Program and the TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network. 

The 20 Deep Dive Cities Program – is a group of cities that have been selected, based on a set of criteria concerning the readiness, the potential for GHG mitigation, and the sphere of influence, to receive support for developing and implementing individual e-bus roadmaps. 

The TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network – led by ICLEI and UITP, is a learning network of cities, but committed to exploring and/or accelerating the transition toward e-bus fleets within public transport systems. Through the network, members benefit from shared knowledge and resources relating to the transition toward e-bus fleets, including exclusive trainings, peer-to-peer exchanges, and more.  

The network, starting with an initial group of 50+ cities and counting, aims to champion good practices for the transition to e-buses and set an example for the incoming members. By 2022 we aim to inspire 100+ cities to become part of the network and reach 500+ cities by 2025

These actions will lead to the procurement of more than 100,000 e-buses, resulting in a reduction of more than 15 megatons of CO2 emissions. The increased demand for e-buses worldwide will accelerate the technology maturation and mass roll-out of the technology. The ambitious project was developed out of the Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT)-Initiative, launched at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.  

The Network

The TUMI E-Bus Mission City Network is a learning network of cities committed to accelerating the transition toward e-bus fleets within public transport systems in global South cities. Through the network, members benefit from shared knowledge and resources relating to the transition toward e-bus fleets, including exclusive trainings, peer-to-peer exchanges, and more.  

 The network, starting with an initial group of 50+ cities and counting, aims to champion good practices for the transition to e- buses and set an example for the incoming members. By 2022 we aim to inspire 100+ cities to become part of the network and reach 500+ cities by 2025.

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The Partners

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