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International Bus Forum

Topic: E-Bus: the solution for climate protection in urban traffic?

InnoTrans Convention

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?

Keynote Speech

Dr. Siegfried Balleis, Special Representative for clean mobility, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

Keynote Speech

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

Panel discussion

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.

Subsequent to the forum a guided tour to the Bus Display (Sommergarten) will be offered for the attendees.

Contact Person:

Lars Wagner, Association of German Transport Companies (VDV)