Interreg eBussed interregional learning event on ‘Procurement and Tendering of Electric Buses’

In the context of the Interreg Europe project eBussed, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and the Province of Utrecht are organizing an interregional learning online event on Thursday 16 September 2021 from 9 AM to 12 PM CET. The central theme for the learning event is ‘Procurement and Tendering’.

The learning event will be an online meeting for the stakeholders in the six European regions that are working together in the Interreg project eBussed to increase knowledge regarding the introduction of electric buses as public transport. The meeting is open for other stakeholders interested in the topic as well.

The programme

Opening and introduction

  • Chairman Marc Maartens, consultant in mobility, Netherlands
  • Welcome by Jasper Hoogeland, Concern manager Mobiliteit province of Utrecht

Procurement – concession holder versus concession taker

A presentation about the value chains for public transport by electric busses per region

  •  Marjoke de Boer, Lecturer Utrecht University of Applied Sciences 

Presentations from European public transport companies about their experiences with the tendering process in their regions, current impacts of COVID-19 and next steps for upscaling.

  • Emiliano Cipriani, Manager at public transport company CTT Nord in Livorno, Italy
  • Quinten Passchier, Market Development Director at Qbuzz in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Balázs Kiss, Paks Transport Ltd. in Paks, Hungary

Interactive questions and answers by the participants

Financing and costs e-busses

Contributions from speakers from the regions of Utrecht and Amsterdam about the business case for e-busses, the total costs of ownership and opportunities for financing e-bus fleets.

  •  Pieter Tanja, Management consultant in Sustainable Mobility, Netherlands
  • Gerard Hellburg, Program Manager Clean & Sustainable by Transport region of Amsterdam,                Netherlands

Interactive questions and answers by the participants

Wrap-up, prospective project activities and closing

You are very welcome to participate in the learning event, please register via the link. Feel free to distribute this invitation to other stakeholders as well. You will receive further information about the online connection and the exact program from us after registering.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Kind regards, team Utrecht; HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and the Province of Utrecht

The eBussed project supports the transition of European regions towards low carbon mobility and more efficient public transport. The regions involved are Turku (Finland), Hamburg (Germany), Utrecht (The Netherlands), Livorno (Italy), Pecs/Pacs (Hungary) and Gozo. It promotes the uptake of e-buses in new regions and supports the expansion of existing e-fleets. The e-Bussed project will deliver 6 regional action plans and produce 4 thematic best practice reports, a set of readiness level indicators and policy recommendations to be used in partner regions.