Online course - Electric Buses


  
  
 
 
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08/06/2020
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  • includes 7 online sessions

About: 

UITP Academy is launching an online course on Electric Buses, starting on 8 June 2020 and ending on 24 June 2020. The course features 7 interactive online sessions.

With more and more metropolitan areas targeting zero-emission environments, an increasing number of cities, transport authorities and operators are considering a fully-electric solution for their urban bus network. In this context, the UITP Academy designed this online training programme on Electric Buses offering a comprehensive overview of the electric solution for urban bus networks: from the setting of a long term city strategy in terms of energy transition to the definition of a charging strategy and the choice of technology and all the way to the procurement and the implementation and operation of the system.

Here's what you will learn

  • Introduction of the electric solution, the different types of technologies and compare their benefits and drawbacks
  • Understand the products on offer and the mainstream technology options available, competition and maturity level of the suppliers
  • How to develop an operational and charging strategy
  • How to plan, implement and run electric bus lines successfully
  • The implications for operations and infrastructure
  • Learn from successful major electric bus project implementations including electric bus system procurement
  • How technology and data management can help optimising your operations and charging 

Why choose an online course?

  • Interact with public transport professionals from across the world
  • Be time efficient, with 7 sessions over a 3 week timespan   
  • Flexibility to join the sessions from any location in the world, at work or at home 

A top level methodology

  • Participate to interactive online sessions with introduction by course leaders and open discussions with participants
  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main aspects of electric buses and learn from successful international best practice
  • Challenge your practical knowledge on the technology, the implementation and the running of electric buses
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Who is it for?

  • Project managers, engineers and other professionals eager to learn more about the technology, the implementation and the running of electric buses
  • Staff from public transport operators or authorities planning to extend a fully-electric solution to the core part of the urban bus network
  • Staff from the bus industry worldwide involved in the market uptake of electric buses
  • Professionals interested in obtaining a wider and international perspective on electric buses and eager to learn more from international best practice

A good level of English is a compulsory requirement to attend the training

Trainers

Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the strategic, operational and technological areas of electric buses:

  • Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, Shenzhen Bus Group, China
  • Maria Wedenby Ahlberg, City Mobility Director, Volvo buses, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Noshin Omar, CEO Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering, Brussels, Belgium
  • Bart Kraaijvanger, Manager Zero Emission Programme, Connexxion, Transdev Group, Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Hans Bekkers, Business Development Manager, VDL Bus & Coach, Netherlands 
  • Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Transport Unit, Knowledge and Innovation Department, UITP, Brussels

Speakers: 

Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, Shenzhen Bus Group, China

Maria Wedenby Ahlberg, City Mobility Director, Volvo buses, Gothenburg, Sweden

Noshin Omar, CEO Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering, Brussels, Belgium

Bart Kraaijvanger, Manager Zero Emission Programme, Connexxion, Transdev Group, Hilversum, Netherlands

Hans Bekkers, Business Development Manager, VDL Bus & Coach, Netherlands

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Transport Unit, Knowledge and Innovation Department, UITP, Brussels

 

Programme: 

Week 1

Monday 8 June - Session 1 - Introduction: An electric solution for urban bus networks

What is an electric bus and how can electric buses contribute to making public transport network competitive and our cities sustainable? How can it affect the institutional organisation and governance in a city? What are the financial constraints and benefits of implementing an electric bus line? What risks exist and what can be the impact on costs?

This session includes:

  • The policy context and city strategies for the introduction of electric buses
  • Legislation/policy aspect: how to incentivize e-buses deployment with a focus on the EU Clean Vehicles Directive mandatory country targets and other international examples
  • Current state of the global electric bus market, the products on offer
  • Main challenges for deployment: upfront costs, operational requirements, procurement, interoperability, cooperation with energy sector.
  • Planification of charging infrastructure, a quite critical part when planning to deploy e-buses
  • The system approach and steps of an implementation and deployment process

Wednesday 10 June - Session 2 - Electric bus technology, charging infrastructure & product overview

This session will look into new technologies and auxiliaries used to run electric buses, whether it be the installation and running of charging infrastructure, the impact on information technology systems, driver assistance and standardisation of the connection or the technical evolution of the battery.

This session includes:

  • An insight into vehicles (battery, plus-in hybrid, trolley, fuel cell) and infrastructure (overnight and opportunity charging, types of pantographs, in-motion charging)
  • Driveline – Batteries – auxiliary components & HVAC – technology & maintenance – infrastructure costs
  • Updated electric bus product overview: latest models and trends
  • Figures and market numbers 

Week 2

Monday 15 JuneSession 3: Batteries for electric buses

  • Technologies
  • Cell type
  • Behaviour
  • Management systems
  • Lifetime
  • Standards
  • Safety
  • Thermal management
  • Models

Wednesday 17 June  - Session 4: Planning and developing an electric bus operation

From line management and maintenance to training of personnel, driving and safety, the operations of a fully electric bus line differs substantially from that of a traditional bus line. The importance of studying the initial operational needs are key to successfully introducing electric buses, as much as the design and dimensioning of the line according to the energy supply and usage.

This session includes:

  • Context and operational constraints: operational needs, charging scenarios, charging strategies.
  • System specification: charging infrastructure, vehicle and battery.

Facility modifications:

  • Requirements and performance: standardization, interoperability.
  • Impact on operations: LCC, Maintenance, data, autonomy and performance.
  • Contractual framework: system approach, share of risks, commitment.
  • International experience in operating electric buses.

Thursday 18 JuneSession 5: Smart charging and the power of data in electric bus operations

Energy consumption, charging and overall performance need be monitored and managed in the most optimal way to ensure efficient and seamless electric bus operations. How to intelligently use data to achieve such performance will be presented and discussed in this session. Continuous improvement by integration of smart data (feedback loop) for the optimisation in operational simulations is thereby the key.

Week 3

Monday 22 JuneSession 6: The procurement and commissioning process

To successfully implement and run fully electric line, it is essential to make the tendering process evolve from a simple vehicle purchase to the tendering of a comprehensive electric system, taking into account life cycle costs, charging infrastructure, batteries, economic models, business models, risk allocation, financing, leasing and renting, etc.

This session includes:

Wednesday 24 JuneSession 7: Case Studies: Lessons learnt from operating and maintaining an electric bus fleet

This final session will look into practice sharing, success factors and lessons learnt from the experience gained by public transport operators in deploying and running large fleets of electric buses. Two public transport companies will be invited to join and share their experience.

The UITP Tender Structure Document and SORT 

Both UITP Tender Structure Document (100 pages, 6 annexes) and SORT (E-SORT) suite are available in MyLibrary free of charge for UITP members.

The UITP Tender Structure Document is a joint initiative from the Bus Committee, the PTA Committee and the Industry Committee. With more than 10 years in the market it has become the standard reference. It provides you with a recommended framework on how to organise the tender documentation in a lean and standardised way. It contains further several recommendations on tender items and specifications. TSD has been recently updated (2020) with a full chapter on E-mobility, an annex on “Environmental calculation” and one on “thermal comfort” requirements  (standardised way for tender books).

The SORT project ('Standardised On-Road Test cycles'), an initiative of the UITP Bus Committee, first aimed at providing the bus sector with a standardised means of comparing the energy consumption of different buses when procuring buses at tender stage. To meet the changing needs of the sector, SORT has recently expanded its scope to include electric buses. The newly branded ‘E-SORT’ has the aim to measure, in an accurate and reproducible way, the traction energy consumption and to obtain information on the Zero Emissions range of a bus.

Registration: 

Registration fees 

The price includes 7 online sessions.

  Until 29/05/2020 After 29/05/2020
UITP Members 235€ 320€
Non-UITP Members 315€ 440€

These registration fees seen above include a special discount up to 20% off the normal price for the period of May-June 2020.

REGISTER FOR THE SESSIONS AT 10.00 AM

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Officer, UITP Academy, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

How does it work?

  • 7 interactive online sessions with a presentation of 60 minutes followed by 15-30 minutes discussion (90 minutes maximum in total)
  • Online exercices with preparatory work at home
  • Group size: up to 35 participants 
  • Tool used: GoToWebinar
  • Accessible from any location and devices worldwide
  • Material (presentation & workshop documents) is made available to participants. No recording is made available.

When?

Each session will take place at 10am CEST (Central European Summer Time, local time in Brussels) at the dates below.

Week 1

  • Monday 8 June - Session 1: Course introduction - The electric solution for urban bus networks
  • ​Wednesday 10 June  - Session 2: Electric bus technology, charging infrastructure & product overview

Week 2

  • Monday 15 June  - Session 3: Batteries for electric buses
  • ​Wednesday 17 June  - Session 4: Planning and developing an electric bus operation
  • ​Thursday 18 June - Session 5: Smart charging and the power of data in electric bus operations

Week 3

  • Monday 22June - Session 6: The procurement and commissioning process
  • Wednesday 24 June - Session 7: Case Studies: Lessons learnt from operating and maintaining an electric bus fleet

Speakers: 

Joe Ma, Deputy General Manager & Chief Financial Officer, Shenzhen Bus Group, China

Maria Wedenby Ahlberg, City Mobility Director, Volvo buses, Gothenburg, Sweden

Noshin Omar, CEO Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering, Brussels, Belgium

Bart Kraaijvanger, Manager Zero Emission Programme, Connexxion, Transdev Group, Hilversum, Netherlands

Hans Bekkers, Business Development Manager, VDL Bus & Coach, Netherlands

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Transport Unit, Knowledge and Innovation Department, UITP, Brussels

 

Partners: 

This online course on Electric Buses is organised in collaboration with UITP Regional Training Centre in Shenzhen.

 

 

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