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Zero Emission bUs Systems

Objective

Electrification of the public transport is a raising trend in Europe, and electric buses are soon expected to enter markets as one of the most interesting options for matching urban environmental targets. Electrification is driven by both economics and politics. However, although technology is not yet fully matured and ready for wide commercialisation, a large demonstration project will facilitate the market up-take of electric buses in Europe. Furthermore, as unambiguous and extensive information about overall effects of electrified bus systems and related needs for changes on infrastructure do not exist today, UITP sees its objectives and those matching perfectly, and this led UITP to build a consortium of 40 partners, who were already considering their actions along this theme, and to collectively design the 42-months demonstration project ZeEUS – Zero-Emission Urban Bus Systems.

ZeEUS project focus on the today's challenge in the electrification of bus system, the extension of the fully-electric solution to a wider part of the urban network. This goes through the development of electric vehicles of large capacity, and the creation of an infrastructure capable of providing the required charging energy, operated according to non-disruptive and grid-balancing principles.

The ZeEUS project will cover innovative electric bus solutions with different types of electrical power-train systems. Full-electric battery-based busses will be demonstrated in five locations (Barcelona, Bonn, Muenster, Plzen and Rome), whereas plug-in hybrid or range-extender type of power-trains will be demonstrated in three sites (London, Glasgow and Stockholm).

The lifetime of project ZeEUS is long enough to collect sufficient amount of statistically valid data and make comprehensive analysis to deliver meaningful “lessons learned”, guidelines and provide feedback to the R&D activity of manufacturers and suppliers to make technology mature for wide commercialisation.



Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Address

Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

Administrative Contact

Umberto Guida (Mr.)

Participants (39)

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TRANSPORTS DE BARCELONA SA

Spain

ENDESA SA

Spain

ENIDE SOLUTIONS .S.L

Spain

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA

Spain

AZIENDA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA

Italy

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

HELMUT BERENDS

Germany

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

SKODA ELECTRIC a.s.

Czechia

Volvo Bus Corporation

Sweden

STADTWERKE MUNSTER GMBH

Germany

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA

Spain

UNION OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY - EURELECTRIC AISBL

Belgium

FACHHOCHSCHULE LANDSHUT-UNIVERSITYOF APPLIED SCIENCES

Germany

VDL BUS & COACH BV

Netherlands

VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

STADTWERKE BONN VERKEHRS-GMBH

Germany

PLZENSKE MESTSKE DOPRAVNI PODNIKY AS

Czechia

PLZENSKA TEPLARENSKA AS

Czechia

STOCKHOLMS LANS LANDSTING

Sweden

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON

United Kingdom

TRANSPORT & TRAVEL RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom

TRL LIMITED

United Kingdom

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

ALEXANDER DENNIS LIMITED

United Kingdom

THINKSTEP AG

Germany

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

ASSTRA - ASSOCIAZIONE TRASPORTI

Italy

RISE VIKTORIA AB

Sweden

Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen

Germany

POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE

Belgium

SCOTTISH AND SOUTHERN ENERGY PLC

United Kingdom

UNION DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS FERROVIAIRES

France

STRATHCLYDE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORT

United Kingdom

IRIZAR S COOP

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605485

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    30 April 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 22 215 612,96

  • EU contribution

    € 13 490 499

Coordinated by:

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium