Electric Buses – Market of the Future! and ElekBu - VDV

7th VDV Academy Conference
Electric Buses – Market of
the Future! and ElekBu 2016
Photo: H. Hondius
February 29 – March 1, 2016 in Berlin
7th VDV Academy Conference
Electric Buses - Market of the Future!
ElekBu 2016
More and more transport companies in Germany and abroad have begun to practically test buses with
alternative drive technology for public transport. Especially battery buses are being tested because they are
energy-efficient, quiet and locally zero-emission vehicles and because the prices for batteries are expected
to decrease significantly within the next few years thanks to the development within the other modes of
To be able to operate these buses efficiently, a battery bus
system has to be realised that is mainly characterised by the
charging strategy, which in turn mainly depends on the local
electrical infrastructure and the operating concepts of the
transport company. The charging strategy can be realised by
way of several charging methods.
Battery bus systems with different charging strategies and
different charging methods have been operated for quite some time now. The experience gained and the results of this
operation are discussed intensively with the operators of the
systems and with representatives of European major research
projects in this field. Thereafter, requirements for the battery
bus systems are put into words and procurement strategies
are put in concrete terms.
The different system designs clearly indicate that it is important to standardise the systems in the very near future.
The activities already initiated in this respect are being debated.
On day 2 current products for battery bus systems, findings
from the practical operation and development activities are
presented in 13 contributions from industrial companies. The
discussion between operators and manufacturers will contribute to consequently, committedly and successfully continuing the courses adopted for practicable and payable battery
bus systems.
Bus exhibition ElekBu
The exhibition ElekBu takes place in parallel to the conference.
Here manufacturers of battery and plug-in buses, their subsuppliers as well as companies advising transport companies
on the procurement of such buses present their products and
services. The exhibition space is bigger than last year and
more battery buses are being exhibited. Nevertheless, the
concept of close interrelations between conference and exhibition has not been changed as the exhibitors at ElekBu 2015
and the participants of the 6th VDV Academy Conference appreciated it.
Your moderator
Prof. Dr.-Ing Adolf Müller-Hellmann
Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V.
Photo: Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V.
Day 1: Monday, February 29, 2016, Electric Buses - Market of the Future!
Conference office opens
10:10 Opening lecture by BMVI
Secretary of State Rainer Bomba, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
First results of the ZeEUS project
Umberto Guida, UITP
Current developments within battery technology and their effects on the planning, operation
and safety of electric buses and the charging infrastructure
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer, Professor for Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems, RWTH Aachen University
Activities of the VDV EBUS steering committee
Standardisation activities for electric buses
Opening of the exhibition | exhibition tour | lunch break
Martin Schmitz, Association of German Transport Companies (VDV)
Dr. Jens Gayko, German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE)
Procurement strategies for battery bus systems
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adolf Müller-Hellmann, Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V.
Energy and range management in daily operation of electric buses –
practical experience with overnight charging and quick charging
Alexander Schabert, ViriCity B.V.
Electrification of public transport in cities – the European ELIPTIC project
Michael Glotz-Richter and Hendrik Koch, ELIPTIC project coordination
Coffee break in the exhibition area
Panel discussion and question & answer session with operators of battery bus systems
Moderation: Participants:
First results, assessments, future requirements, strategies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adolf Müller-Hellmann, Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V.
Jörn SchwarzeUlrike Riedel
Mitglied des Vorstandes,
Vorstand Personal & Betrieb
Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Werner OverkampFrank Brandt
GeschäftsführerKaufmännischer Prokurist
STOAG Stadtwerke Oberhausen GmbH
Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH
Robert RochToralf Müller
Centerleiter KraftfahrzeugeVorstand
Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH
Wolfgang FriebeEckhard Schläfke
Unternehmensbereichsleiter Bus, Betriebsleiter Verkehrsbetrieb
üstra Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG
Stadtwerke Münster GmbH
Prof. Dr. jur. Stephan Rolfes
Simone Torzynski (requested)
Vorstand,Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)
Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG
Yusuf DemirkayaHeinz-Jürgen Reining
Stabsstellenleiter Unternehmensentwicklung
Bremer Straßenbahn AG
Stadtwerke Bonn Verkehrs GmbH
Jan BarchanekPeter Wiesinger
Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, a. s., Bus Operation Unit
Wiener Linien GmbH & Co. KG
approx. End of the first conference day
19:00 Evening event in the exhibition area
Day 2: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Electric Buses - Market of the Future!
Opening of the exhibition
Lecture by BMUB
Martin Schmitz, Managing Director Engineering, VDV
Secretary of State Jochen Flasbarth, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building
and Nuclear Safety
City bus 2.0 – zero-emission and electric, is that sufficient?
Electric buses from the point of view of a supplier – contribution from ZF to electric buses:
the electric portal axle AVE 130
Gustav Tuschen, Daimler Buses/EvoBus GmbH
Dr. Andreas Grossl, ZF Friedrichshafen GmbH
Electric buses – from the pilot line to equipment of the fleet
Andreas Laske, Siemens AG
Lessons learned – experience and consequences from the electric bus projects in Gothenburg, Hamburg and Stockholm
Coffee break in the exhibition area
Solaris electric buses: Customized
Electric city buses of the future
The future of electric mobility
Andreas Heuke, Volvo Bus Corporation
Eberhard Wolters, Solaris Bus & Coach
Dr. Sascha Klett, Ziehl- Abegg Automotive GmbH
Christian Köbel, Bombardier Transportation
Standardisation of quick charging systems, the power curve, the supply connection etc.
Project experience around charging concepts for the line-service operation
Bob Bouhuijs, Heliox
Lunch break in the exhibition area
The future is now
Global developments of electric bus charging
Driving towards a cleaner air
Quick charging with 500 kW – field report after one year of operation
Peter Bijvelds, Ebusco
Daan Nap, ABB
Patrick Oosterveld, BYD Europe B.V.
Dr. Martin Gollbach, Pintsch Bamag GmbH
Information about E-Bus-Award 2016
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Adolf Müller-Hellmann, Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V.
15:00 Coffee break in the exhibition area
approx. End of the conference
Your speakers
Peter Bijvelds
Bob Bouhuijs
Staatssekretär Rainer Bomba
Bundesministerium für Verkehr
und digitale Infrastruktur
Staatssekretär Jochen Flasbarth
Bundesministerium für Umwelt,
Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit
Dr. Jens Gayko
VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik
Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V.
Michael Glotz-Richter
Projektkoordination ELIPTIC Projekt
Dr. Martin Gollbach
Pintsch Bamag GmbH Dr. Andreas Grossl
ZF Friedrichshafen GmbH
Umberto Guida
Andreas Heuke
Volvo Bus Corporation
Dr. Sascha Klett
Ziehl- Abegg Automotive GmbH
Hendrik Koch
Projektkoordination ELIPTIC Projekt
Christian Köbel
Bombardier Transportation
Andreas Laske
Siemens AG
Daan Nap
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Lehrstuhl für Elektrochemische Energiewandlung und
Speichertechnik, RWTH Aachen
Patrick Oosterveld
BYD Europe B.V.
Martin Schmitz
VDV-Geschäftsführer Technik
Alexander Schabert
ViriCity B.V.
Gustav Tuschen
Daimler Buses, EvoBus GmbH
Eberhard Wolters
Solaris Bus & Coach
Stand: 12. Februar 2016