In the framework of the eBussed project, STRIA developed the Hungarian eBussed action plan together with the Integrated Transport Operational Programme Plus Management Authority. The document considered the possible areas of digitization in relation to electric buses, as well as non-usual charging options - and then tested them on an experimental basis. The domestic eBussed action plan is focused on the Central Danube Priority Area (CDPA) and its implementation will be completed in June 2023 in close cooperation with the Central Danube Development Agency.
In connection with digitalization, we proposed the city card system already operating in Paks to better determine the number of passengers and service needs. The same goal can be achieved more precisely, but more expensively, by using on-board bus and outdoor validators. However, this is not included in the plans in the area of CDPA, just like neither the digital support for the training of alternative vehicle drive technicians or bus drivers with modern knowledge and professional practice.
Instead of the current on site (or depot) charging, the experts also considered additional solutions (charging with a pantograph, charging in the bus bay, charging at the end of the bus line, etc.). However, given the low number of DC and AC chargers in the CDPA area, the proposal gave priority to charging on site and at the end of the bus line. In connection with the latter, the experts also raised the opportunity for public and partially private use of the charging infrastructure.