ABOUT THE 2018 ZEB CONFERENCE
Accelerating the adoption of battery & fuel cell electric transport buses
The second edition of the Zero Emission Bus Conference took place on 27 and 28 November 2018 in Cologne, Germany. Over 360 stakeholders from all across Europe attended the event. Representatives from local authorities, public transport operators, industry, and international regulatory and funding agencies discussed the routes to commercialisation and technological readiness of zero emission buses.
Zero emission buses are ready for mass market deployment.
The ZEB conference calls on Europe, European manufacturers, cities and operators to take action and lead the global zero emission bus market.Read the conference report here
Expanding the knowledge base for ZEB adoption
DAY 1 - TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER
Welcome & Mayor's Address
Preparing for the Energy Transition: A Close Look at North Rhine Westphalia
Germany’s Transition to a Zero Emission Mobility System
State of Play: Current Status and Prospects for Zero Emission Buses
Are Zero Emission Buses Ready For Mass Market Production – A Technological Overview by Manufacturers
What Does the Data Tell Us About the Impact of Zero Emission Bus Deployment? A Summary
Panel Session: The Impacts of Zero Emission Bus Deployment on Operation and Maintenance
How is the European Commission Supporting Zero Emission Technologies?
Practicalities of Procurement
Panel Session: Creating Demand - Early Lessons from Implementing Zero Emission Policies and Procurement Guidelines in your City
The Economics of Zero Emission Buses – Are They Affordable?
Panel Session: Bringing the Cost Down - New Business and Financing Models
A shuttle service will be arranged between the conference and dinner venues.
DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER
Welcome Address from Austria, Presidency of Council of the European Union
What can Europe learn from the Asian zero emission bus markets?
Zero Emission Bus Activity in the United States
Planning for large scale demand
- Large scale deployment plans for the Greater Cologne Region – Boris Jermer, HyCologne
- How can we scale up electrical charging infrastructure – Nils Janko, ABB
- REFHYNE: Hydrogen production at scale - Oliver Bishop, Shell
- Learnings from the launch of the biggest e-fleet in Europe – Bart Kraayvanger, Transdev & Gerard Hellburg, Vervoerregio Amsterdam (VRA)
- H2BusEurope: implementing fuel cell buses at scale – Jacob Krogsgaard, Nel Hydrogen
Bus Suppliers with big plans
Daniel Vorgerd, Daimler EvoBus
Dennis Herrmann, Irizar e-mobility
Jean Christophe Hoguet, Safra
Romuald Witkowski, Solaris
Geert Van Hecke, Van Hool
Hans Bekkers, VDL Bus & Coach bv
Magnus Broback, Volvo
David Barnett, Wrightbus
Panel Session: Practicalities of Infrastructure at Scale
Lunch Buffet & Exhibition
Check out some photos from our most recent event