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5th International E-Bus Conference 31 May+1 June 2016, Berlin

Clean and quiet - the state-of-the-art e-bus

from 9. – 17.00

CityCube, 14055 Berlin, Messedamm 26, Room A7

Free admission for participants of Metropolitan Solutions (click here for online Tickets)

conference language: English/German with simultan translating

registration for conference and evening event:

final conference program

Enhancing quality of life in our cities

Sustainable development and the protection of qualitative living standards are two of the most important factors in maintaining as well as improving the attractiveness of urban life. A growing number of towns and cities have now deployed modern electric buses, thereby testing different technical solutions in order to reduce emissions and noise. Intelligent public transport systems help ensure the fundamental right to mobility while reducing negative environmental impacts on our urban living spaces. 

Electric bus systems offer growing cities the same clean and green advantages as light rail networks, at a fraction of the cost and with much faster time frames for successful implementation. The myths and truths surrounding the operation of modern e-buses were reviewed at our most recent conference in Hamburg.

Following four very popular previous gatherings, we are pleased to announce our next international conference dedicated to modern electric bus systems and innovative public transport concepts.  The latest trolley:motion event will take place in Berlin on 31 May and 1 June 2016 as part of the „Metropolitan Solutions 2016“ trade fair.

The world’s very first e-bus rolled over Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm in 1882, thus marking the birth of the trolleybus. Using a trolley pole to collect energy from overhead wires, the concept quickly caught on and became a reliable technology for the enhancement of urban transport. Today, a modern trolleybus system can provide the flexible basis for attractive add-ons, such as wire-free operations with battery packs or through inductive charging.

This year’s conference will therefore present first-hand information and concrete operational results from the regular use of such contemporary e-bus solutions, including a comparison of different loading stations and battery charging technologies. The existing, market-ready systems are evaluated, while insiders from science and industry will provide information on future features currently in development. The general potential as well as physical limitations of the different charging concepts are reviewed, while the advantages and disadvantages of stationary versus mobile re-charging are compared. A key segment of the conference will also discuss possibilities for systems integration and combination. Aside from the technical parameters, operating economics and regular maintenance are addressed.

This conference will be of interest to representatives and decision-makers from public transport companies, government agencies, engineering offices, academic institutions and industry.