InnoTrans - Event
International Bus Forum
Topic: E-Bus: the solution for climate protection in urban traffic?
September 20, 2018
2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Hall 7.3, Room Berlin
Organiser: Association of German Transport Companies (VDV)
The challenges Germany’s cities and local municipalities face in order to meet transport climate targets are considerable. The Federal Administrative Court’s ruling that paved the way for vehicle bans sparked a nationwide debate about the right measures in order to quickly ensure more climate-friendly urban transport in the longer term. From a political perspective electric buses in public transport play an important role. However, despite the transport companies’ latest efforts to put electric buses into service, their nationwide use is still a long way away. Whereas in some other European cities electric buses are already in widespread use, in Germany their numbers are still rising slowly. Why is that? And how can policymakers, transport companies and manufacturers be convinced to help electric buses finally achieve a breakthrough in Germany’s public transport systems?
Dr. Siegfried Balleis, Special Representative for clean mobility, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Regine Günther, Senator for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection of the federal state Berlin
European perspective: Electrical busses in Eindhoven and Amsterdam
Marc Vanhoutte, Bus Fleet Director, Transdev
Ingo Wortmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG)
Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta, Chief Executive of Operation and Chairwoman of the Management Board, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
Zbigniew Palenica, Member of the Board of Directors, Solaris Bus & Coach S. A.
Murat Bozankaya, Managing Director, Sileo GmbH
Dr. Frank Steinert, Leading Developer at Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI
Free for trade visitors.
Lars Wagner, Association of German Transport Companies (VDV)