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European Bus Rapid Transit of 2030: electrified, automated, connected

Project description

Europe’s public transport buses en route to zero emissions

It is estimated that a third of the 200 000 buses in European public transport will be zero emission vehicles by 2030. In this context, the EU-funded EBRT2030 project will develop technology-focused key innovation solutions for European bus rapid transport (BRT). It will run seven demonstrations of BRT system innovative solutions in real operation. The project will also define a new European concept of BRT for the year 2030, benefitting from the evaluation, multiplication and replication of the real-operation test of innovations. The cities involved in the project will have BRT lines in operation or launched within 2023.


The eBRT2030 project will create a New Generation of advanced full electric, urban and peri-urban European Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) enhanced with novel automation and connectivity functionalities, to support sustainable urban transport by reducing cost/km/passenger, TCO, GHG and pollutant emissions and traffic congestion. The eBRT2030 project is developed through three main lines:
1) The development of technology-focused key innovative solutions for BRT, both at system and subsystem level, at level of vehicle, infrastructure, operation, and IoT connectivity
2) 7 demos of BRT system innovative solutions in real-operation, both city-&operator-led and BRT system-focused, or focused on specific technology innovation at subsystem level that are ready for BRT operations, in Europe and outside Europe (in Latin America and East-Africa), and fully integrated in the whole urban mobility scenario
3) the definition a new European concept of Bus Rapid Transit for year 2030, benefitting of evaluation, multiplication and replication of the real-operation test of innovations, that improve the performance of the whole European urban bus system.
All cities in eBRT2030 have BRT lines already in operation or launched within 2023, and strongly committed to innovate with electrification, automation, connectivity technology tailored to the characteristics of European bus operations.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 761 000,00
1080 Bruxelles / Brussel

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Total cost
€ 2 927 666,66

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