Trolley 2.0: Transport, sustainability and innovation come together in trolley city Arnhem!

Unique in the Netherlands: a public transport facility that generates its own energy for inhabitants of the city, simply by driving. Arnhem has the ambition to drive with zero emissions in 2023 (the new public transport concession). The Trolley 2.0 makes a major contribution to this aim, as no polluting fuels are emitted by this form of public transport. The Trolley 2.0 bus is powered by both the overhead lines and a battery in the bus. This enables this innovative bus to drive at least 10 kilometers without an overhead line, including in villages and districts outside Arnhem in which there are no overhead lines. The battery is charged through the overhead line while the bus is driving. No energy is lost: if the bus brakes, that braking energy will be stored in the battery or delivered back to the trolley overhead line. With the Trolley 2.0, gas buses in and around Arnhem can be a thing of the past and the cleanest public transport concession in the Netherlands will become even cleaner.

When: Monday 18 March 2019
Time: 12.30 hours – 18.00 hours
Location: Arnhem, Town Hall, Koningstraat 38

Program:
12.30 – 13.30
Reception at the Town Hall with lunch
13.30 – 14.00
‘Arnhem as an innovative city’, by Inez Rensink, strategic advisor for economic and public affairs, Municipality of Arnhem
14.00 – 14.30
‘Smart Trolley Grid’ by ing Henri Overbeek, account manager Venema technisch Bedrijf BV
14.30 – 15.00
‘In Motion Charging’ by Dr. Marcel Manheller, project leader In Motion Charging Kiepe Electric
15.00 – 16.15
Visit IPKW with a guided tour by Kevin Rijke MSc, director of IPKW, followed by a visit to Allego, end-to-end charging solutions

16.15
Departure for the Town Hall of Arnhem, where Mayor Marcouch will kick off the first ride of the Trolley 2.0, together with Juul van Hout, director Hermes, and Conny Bieze, Member of the Provincial Executive of Gelderland.