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Shenzhen Bus Group

Electric Bus Week

Shenzhen, China
18 > 22 Nov. 2024
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A Classroom Training and Study Tour in collaboration with Shenzhen Regional Training Centre

Closing date is August 23, 2024

The UITP Academy is excited to announce the launch of an advanced training programme and study tour focused on Electric Bus Planning, Operations & Maintenance, in collaboration with our Regional Training Centre, Shenzhen Bus Group (SZBG), a renowned operator that has successfully transitioned to full electrification. This comprehensive course will take place from November 18 to 22, 2024 and will consist of three days of classroom instruction combined with two days of technical visits.

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, UITP Academy and Shenzhen Bus Group designed this training programme on the operations of Electric Buses to offer a comprehensive overview on the operations, maintenance and asset management of electric buses. This training will give you an insight into urban bus networks, the importance of building a sustainable infrastructure, recent technologies, and using data for the operation, maintenance, scheduling and implementation of efficient timetables on city routes.

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

The training and all training materials will be provided in English, and Simultaneous Interpretation (SI) in English and Chinese will be provided during this training.

Reach your objectives

  • Adapt your bus operations towards a sustainable city
  • Introduce the electric solution, the different types of technologies, and compare their benefits and drawbacks
  • Understand the different types of vehicles and required infrastructure to operate and such vehicles
  • Discover the products on offer and the mainstream technology options available, the maturity level of suppliers, the various competition
  • Understand how to develop an operational and charging strategy
  • Learn how to plan, implement and run electric bus lines successfully
  • Understand how technology and data management can help optimise your operations and charging
  • Learn from successful major electric bus project operations and maintenance
  • Listen the best practices around the globe

A top-level methodology

  • Participate in interactive sessions which includes an introduction by course leaders and open discussions with participants
  • Apply your concepts during the workshop
  • Exchange your current practices and experience with your peers
  • Each theme will be approached as followed:
    • 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 operators who works in operation and maintenance
  • 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

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.

Registration is open now
Closing date is August 23, 2024

Please click here to see our rates for taking part in the Electric Bus Week, a joint event by UITP and Shenzhen Bus Group. You have two distinct opportunities to engage in this exceptional event. You can opt for a 5-day training and technical trip, or choose a 2-day intensive technical trip.

* The duration of the Electric Bus Week is 5 days, with a maximum of 30 participants.
* The technical trip spans over 2 days, allowing for a maximum of 40 participants.

Due to the visa application requirements in China, registrations will be closed 3 months prior to the event. The final date to register is August 23, 2024. This deadline is strict owing to visa processing times.  We recommend you apply for your visa as early as possible. General information about visa regulations is available on the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

For enquiries, please contact [email protected].

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