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The transition towards electric mobility is crucial for reaching emissions reduction targets in public transport. Moving away from diesel towards clean technologies is something that UITP has been working together with members for a long period of time. It’s fair to say we know our stuff.
The international pressure for cities to push forward is growing as the effects of climate change become ever more apparent.
Many realise that electric mobility is the future, but exactly which steps to take to get there can be complicated.The knowledge and experience gathered by UITP is shared in our numerous expert publications. From our Knowledge Brief “Fuel cell buses: Best practices and commercialisation approaches” giving operators and authorities a step-by-step guide based on real life experiences, to our extensive Reports such as the “Bus Tender StructureReport”,including a recently added chapter dedicated to e-mobility and the Annex IV with an Environmental Cost calculator.
The implementation and deployment of electric buses is most certainly complicated and local conditions can have huge implications.
The upcoming UITP North America electric bus webinar series, taking place on 15 and 16 April, will take these global best practices from experts and hone in on the more regional and local practices in North America. The two-day event is hosted in partnership with New Jersey Transit and will delve into the dialogue around transforming North America’s bus systems and challenges for the transition.
With 19 expert speakers already confirmed, we are looking forward to the rich discussions around complex and even controversial current ideas, practical applications, and proven best practices in the field of e-bus operations.
Transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet is one of NJ TRANSIT’s top priorities, which is why we’re so pleased to partner with UITP on what we believe will be an extremely informative webinar series. While much work is currently underway to advance our own bus electrification program that aligns with Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan for the State of New Jersey, this webinar program will provide invaluable insights from agencies and experts both domestically and internationally. NJ TRANSIT is looking forward to the opportunity to learn from the experiences of our peer agencies in the U.S. and abroad, as well as sharing our experiences with NJ TRANSIT’s bus electrification efforts.
Participants will also hear about initiatives by the EU, such as the Clean Bus Europe Platform. Launched in 2019, the CBEP is an initiative under the European Commission’s Clean Bus Deployment Initiative that brings together European cities, transport authorities and operators, together with relevant stakeholders like social dialogue partners, industry, financing and funding institutions, associations, etc. to boost and support the exchange of knowledge and expertise on clean bus deployment.
This series is not one to miss for those looking to transform their transport plans to meet energy and sustainability goals.
The ASSURED project is one of the main EU projects on e-mobility UITP is proudly involved in. This project aims to boost the electrification of fleets in cities by developing and testing innovative solutions to support the standardisation and interoperability of electric vehicles.
On 29 April, ASSURED organises an Online Demo Launch in Osnabrück, one of its demo cities. The online event will demonstrate the interoperability between buses and chargers with panto-down technology in real operation. More info here!