Bringing electrification to the heart of the bus network
40 partners led by UITP are joining forces to extend the fully-electric solution to the core part of the urban bus network. ZeEUS demonstrates the feasibility of several electric solutions for high capacity buses in live operational scenarios across Europe. With around 70 series and pre-series vehicles taking part in the ZeEUS demonstrations, a meaningful evaluation of the real impact of the electric solution on the operations will be performed.
Aiming at facilitating the market uptake of electric buses, this analysis will contribute to the development of tools to support decision makers on “if”, “how” and “when” to introduce electric buses in the core part of the bus network.
The ZeEUS Observatory closely follows the progress of bus system electrification in Europe. Through exchanges of experiences and knowledge, the Observatory provides a picture of the European electric bus market and contributes to its deployment strategies.
- Duration: November 2013 – April 2017
- Budget: € 22.5 m (€ 13.5 m EU-funded)
- Coordinator: UITP, International Association for Public Transport
- Partners: ALEXANDER DENNIS, ASSTRA, D'APPOLONIA, DICEA, ENDESA, ENIDE SOLUTIONS, EURELECTRIC, FRAUNHOFER, GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS, HELMUT BERENDS, HOCHSCHULE LANDSHUT, IDIADA, IRIZAR, IT-FORSKNINGSINSTITUTET VIKTORIA, MUNSTER, PE INTERNATIONAL, PLZENSKA TEPLARENSKA, PMDP, POLIS, RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN, SCOTTISH AND SOUTHERN ENERGY, SKODA, SLL, SOLARIS, STADTWERKE BONN VERKEHRS, STRATHCLYDE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORT, TRANSPORT & TRAVEL RESEARCH, TfL, TMB, TRL, UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA, UTP, VATTENFALL, VDL, VERBAND DEUTSCHER VERKEHRSUNTERNEHMEN, VOLVO, VTT, ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA
Contact: Pauline Bruge
ZeEUS is co-funded by the DG Mobility and Transport of the European Commission under the 7th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme under Grant Agreement n°605485.