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Shenzhen Bus Group

Electric Bus Procurement, Planning & Funding

7 > 15 Jun. 2022
Online, 8:00 CEST time (UTC+2)
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An online course on Electric Bus Procurement, Planning & Funding

UITP Academy is launching an online course on Electric Bus Procurement, Planning & Funding, starting on 7 June and ending on 15 June with Shenzhen Bus Group which has achieved full electrification. This course features 8 interactive online sessions.

With most metropolitan areas targeting zero-emission environments, an increasing number of cities and transport companies are considering a fully electric solution for their urban bus network. In this context, the UITP Academy and Shenzhen Bus Group designed this training programme on Procurement, Planning & Funding of Electric Buses offering a comprehensive overview on how to procure, plan and fund of electric buses. This training will give you an insight of urban bus networks, the importance of building a sustainable infrastructure, recent technologies, and using data for the procurement and planning of efficient timetables and scheduling on your routes.


Shenzhen Bus Group is the largest and oldest public transportation operator in Shenzhen, China. After achieving full electrification (operating 6,053 e-buses) in 2018, SZBG has become the largest new energy public transportation operator in the world. SZBG also have started trialing electric self-driving buses on open and mix-trafficked roads since 2017 with zero accidents to date.


The training and all training materials will be provided in English. Simultaneous Interpretation (SI) from English to Chinese will also be provided in this online training.


Reach your objectives  

  • Introduce the electric solution, the different types of technologies and compare their benefits and drawbacks
  • Understand how to get value from electric buses looking at their economic, environmental and societal feasibility
  • Learn from experience on how to implement and run electric bus lines successfully
  • Understand the implications for operations and infrastructure
  • Learn about the implementation and running of electric buses
  • Discuss the performance of an electric bus solution with a practical application during our dedicated workshop
  • Hear about best practices from Asia and Europe

Why choose an online course

  • Interact with public transport professionals from across the world
  • Be time efficient, with 8 sessions over a 2-week timespan
  • Flexibility to join the sessions from any location in the world, at work or at home

A top-level methodology

  • Participate in interactive online sessions which includes an introduction by course leaders and open discussions with participants
  • Apply your concepts during the online workshop
  • Exchange your current practices and experience with your peers
  • Each theme will be approached as follows:
    • Basic principles and conceptual approach
    • State of the art development and innovations
    • Good practices examples
    • Interactive exchange between participants and experts

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 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.

Inspiring 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.


For general enquiry, please contact [email protected]

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