25 October

UITP R&I Day: ZeEUS and other Bus Projects

The main results of ZeEUS, the most important EU funded project about electric bus systems, running since 2013, will be the core topic of the day. Additionally, a selection of key themes from the following UITP Bus R&I projects will be also presented:
  • ELIPTIC: Multimodal use of charging infrastructure and the evolution of trolley-hybrid systems,
  • EBSF_2: Innovation on bus design, energy management and maintenance strategies,
  • JIVE : Fuel cell bus deployment actions,
  • ASSURED: A look into the future of interoperable high-speed charging systems
Registration is now closed; in case you need any information, please contact marta.vandenbergh@uitp.org.
Please see below the detailed agenda. For a printable version, kindly click here.
Morning Plenary: Electric Buses from Research to Deployment
Kinepolis, President Kennedylaan 100 (via the entrance at parking 5 of Kortrijk XPO)
8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
9.00 – 9.30
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.30 – 10.45
The clean Bus Deployment
Claire Depré (EC- DG MOVE), EIB (Invited) & UITP
UITP - How ZeEUS fits in the UITP Strategy for Innovation
10.45 – 11.25
Roundtable 1: Successful operation of electric bus systems in the real world
Panellists from the ZeEUS Public Transport Authorities and Operators
11.25 – 12.05
Roundtable 2: Financing strategies and economics of electric bus systems: Before & after
Panellists from the ZeEUS Public Transport Authorities and Operators
12.05 – 12.45
Roundtable 3:  In pursuit of clean bus technologies: An insight into the Industry vision
Panellists from the ZeEUS Industry Partners
12.45 Shuttles from Kinepolis to the Busworld Exhibition
Afternoon Session: ZeEUS & The Others Bus projects
Busworld Exhibition (Entrance SOUTH) President Kennedylaan 100, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
12.45 – 15.00
Lunch break & Visit of Busworld Exhibition


15.00 – 16.30




Parallel Session 1: 
eBus Projects achievements and plans 
Description of activities results from: ZeEUS, EBSF_2, ELIPTIC, ASSURED, JIVE/JIVE2
Parallel Session 2: 
eBus performances - Description of the results from:
Kortrijk XPO
Kortrijk XPO 
16.40 – 18.00
Closing Words of R&I Day
Busworld and UITP Bus Conference Farewell
Kortrijk XPO
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