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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.



Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/public transport

Call for proposal

FP7-TRANSPORT-2013-MOVE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Address
Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Umberto Guida (Mr.)

Participants (39)

TRANSPORTS DE BARCELONA SA
Spain
Address
Carrer 60 21-23, Sector A Zona Fr
08040 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabel Criado Corral (Mrs.)
ENDESA SA
Spain
Address
Calle Ribera Del Loira 60
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcis Vidal Tejedor (Mr.)
ENIDE SOLUTIONS .S.L
Spain
Address
Calle La Font, 27, 2Nd Floor
08740 Sant Andreu De La Barca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Persi (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Torrellas
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Barrios Vicente (Mr.)
AZIENDA PER LA MOBILITA DEL COMUNE DI ROMA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Prenestina 45
00176 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Strani (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisabetta Noce (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Werner Rohlfs (Mr.)
HELMUT BERENDS
Germany
Address
Burgermeister-schoene-strasse 46
28213 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Berends (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Address
Ul. Obornicka 46 Bolechowo Osiedle
62-005 Owinska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafał Białek
SKODA ELECTRIC a.s.
Czechia
Address
Tylova 1/57
30128 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pavel Kuch (Mr.)
Volvo Bus Corporation
Sweden
Address
Fästningsvägen 1
40508 Gothenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Wargh (Mr.)
STADTWERKE MUNSTER GMBH
Germany
Address
Hafenplatz 1
7609 Munster
Administrative Contact
Eckhard Schlaefke (Mr.)
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miloslav Kepka (Dr.)
GRUPO MECANICA DEL VUELO SISTEMAS SA
Spain
Address
Calle Isaac Newton 11 Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sara Gutiérrez-Lanza (Mrs.)
UNION OF THE ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY - EURELECTRIC AISBL
Belgium
Address
Boulevard De L’imperatrice 66
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marc Denys (Mr.)
FACHHOCHSCHULE LANDSHUT-UNIVERSITYOF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Am Lurzenhof 1
Landshut
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Borsch
VDL BUS & COACH BV
Netherlands
Address
De Vest 7
5555 XP Valkenswaard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alex De Jong (Mr.)
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
Address

814 26 Alvkarleby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rudie Schonhuth (Mr.)
STADTWERKE BONN VERKEHRS-GMBH
Germany
Address
Sandkaule 2
000 Bonn
Administrative Contact
Barbara Nick (Mrs.)
PLZENSKE MESTSKE DOPRAVNI PODNIKY AS
Czechia
Address
Denisovo Nabrezi 920 12
Plzen
Administrative Contact
Jiří Kohout (Mr.)
PLZENSKA TEPLARENSKA AS
Czechia
Address
Doubravecka 2760/1
Plzen
Administrative Contact
Petr Fiser
REGION STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Address
Hantverkargatan 45
104 22 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Overgaard
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria St 42-50 Windsor House
SW1H 0TL London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra De Napoli (Mrs.)
TRANSPORT & TRAVEL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Market Street 15 Garrick Suite
WS13 6JX Lichfield Staffordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Lewis (Dr.)
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride
RG40 3GA Wokingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacquie Berry (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juhani Laurikko (Dr.)
ALEXANDER DENNIS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Glasgow Road 91
Falkirk
Administrative Contact
Oonah Gormley
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Vetter (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio D'andrea (Prof.)
ASSTRA - ASSOCIAZIONE TRASPORTI
Italy
Address
Piazza Cola Di Rienzo 80A
00192 Roma
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Emanuele Proia (Dr.)
RISE VIKTORIA AB
Sweden
Address
Lindholmspiren 3A
417 56 Goteborg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malin Bjelkholm
Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen
Germany
Address
Kamekestrasse 37/39
50672 Koln
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Annika Stienen (Ms.)
POLIS - PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH INTEGRATED SERVICES, ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Trône 98
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gabriela Barrera (Mrs.)
SCOTTISH AND SOUTHERN ENERGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Dunkeld Road Inveralmond Hs 200
PH1 3AQ Perth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Densley (Mr.)
UNION DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS FERROVIAIRES
France
Address
17 Rue D Anjou
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gilbert Goubert (Mr.)
STRATHCLYDE PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSPORT
United Kingdom
Address
West George Street 12 Consort House
Glasgow
Administrative Contact
Valerie Davidson
IRIZAR S COOP
Spain
Address
Carretera Zumarraga 8
20216 Ormaiztegi Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Herranz Landa (Mr.)