Dear Trolleybus Community,
public transport is experiencing difficult times due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. The fear of infections is leading to enormously declining passenger numbers and a rather restrained use of subways, trams and buses. This poses a huge challenge to the public transport sector. There are worries that individual car traffic could emerge from this crisis as the big winner.
Final Trolley:2.0 Online Conference
On 12th and 13th November 2020 the final trolley:2.0 project conference took place online and was organized by trolley:motion and Rupprecht Consult. The interest of the e-bus and trolleybus community was very high and we had 260 registered persons and 170 participants per day from all over the world. We are amazed by the fact that so many people participated in the event and showed a tremendous interest in learning about the current developments around trolleybuses and smart trolley grids.
We greatly appreciate that so many shared opinions and actively contributed to the conference, despite the fact that due to the current pandemic we could not meet in person. We take the great interest in this conference as a sign that the international trolleybus community is indeed a very vital one and hope to continue the discussions with all of you, thus contributing our best to the current trolleybus renaissance we are witnessing!
As promised we made available all presentations and videos from the conference at our trolley:motion homepage. You can find the whole material here.
Please scroll down until you see „Trolleybuses and E-buses in the press“. On the right side you can choose the folder „Online conference videos and presentations trolley:2.0 11_12 November 2020.“
If you have any questions or inputs please contact Mrs. Katharina Rainer email@example.com
trolley:2.0 final online conference
Join us for the final trolley 2.0 conference on 12th and 13th November. Participants will learn about the main accomplishments of the project in the development of smart trolley grids and innovative in-motion charging concepts. This comprises lessons learnt from the trolley 2.0 demonstrations that took place in various European trolleybus cities as well as new knowledge products. Speakers include representatives of leading trolleybus operators including SZKT Szeged, PKT Gdynia, BBG Eberswalde as well as leading academic (University of Gdansk, University Dresden, TU Delft) and industry representatives (evopro, PRE Power, Kummler+Matter AG, Libroduct). The conference is organised and will be moderated by the leading European trolleybus interest group, trolley:motion. For the first time the conference will take place virtually. Read the trolley 2.0 programme and register here.
In-Motion-Charging für einen emissionsfreien öffentlichen Nahverkehr
Zwischenbericht zum Electric Mobility Europe (EME) Projekt trolley:2.0 zwei Jahre nach Projektstart:
Das Thema Elektromobilität hat in den letzten Jahren auch im öffentlichen Nahverkehr in Städten immer stärker an Bedeutung gewonnen. In diesem Zusammenhang haben sich Trolleybus-Systeme als moderne und emissionsfreie Alternative zu Dieselbussen etabliert. Die Infrastrukturinvestitionen machten die umweltfreundlichen Systeme aus wirtschaftlicher Sicht bisher erst ab einem entsprechenden Verkehrsaufkommen wirtschaftlich. Mehr…
trolley:2.0 Partner Meeting and USER Forum Meeting with Joint Session of 31st UITP Trolley Committee Meeting during 20-22 November 2019 in Linz
During the joint session of the UITP and trolley:motion, numerous topics regarding the development, research and implementation of trolley busses were discussed.
Overall, the joint sessions showed that trolley busses are showing potential for future up-take as a means of electric transportation.
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trolley:2.0 am 2nd World Mobility Forum IONICA – Zell am See
Von 17.06 bis 19.06 fand in Zell am See das 2nd World Mobility Forum statt. Wissenschaftler, Industriebetriebe und Politiker lieferten Denkanstöße und Antworten auf die großen Fragen der Mobilität von morgen. Themenschwerpunkte waren die Digitalisierung und Mobilität für welche zahlreiche interessante Keynotes, Impulsvorträge und Podiumsdiskussionen stattfanden.
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trolley:2.0 at the 30th trolleybus committee meeting in St. Petersburg
From 22 to 25th of May trolley:motion participated during the 30th trolleybus committee meeting in St. Petersburg. Mr. Wolfgang Backhaus held a keynote speech about the current situation of trolleybusses in the world and also briefly presented the trolley:2.0 project. The speech included the Status Quo (Statistics and country specific infos) and new trends and innovations (in-motion charging, trolley-BRTs, multipurpose charging, automatic wiring, smart trolley grid concepts etc.)
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trolley:2.0 at the EVS in Lyon
trolley:2.0 was at the EVS in Lyon, France and represented through Mr. Daniel Steiner at the stand of EMEurope Dutch Pavillon. The lecture got very good feedback and afterwards, we had a longer discussion round with participants from all over the world.
trolley:2.0 at EMEurope R&I Projects Midterm Event
The EMEurope Research and Innovation (R&I) projects Midterm Event took place on 13-14 May 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. During the midterm event the R&I projects consortia, and trolley:2.0, had the opportunity to present the results they already achieved and exchange ideas for the projects‘ second phase. Participants could directly interact with local organisations and network. Arguments of other projects concerned for example Smart Mobility concepts and ICT applications, Integration of urban freight and city logistics in e-mobility, Consumer behavior and societal trends and Public Transport.
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40th anniversary of trolleybus in Szeged and trolley:2.0 Partner Meeting
All partners from the trolley:2.0 project joined the 40th anniversary of trolleybus conference in Szeged. A historical overview about the beginning of trolleybus transport and evolution during the years was shared with over 100 participants. Furthermore, companies as evopro, LibroDuct and Skoda talked about the newest developments regarding battery hybrid trolleybus concepts and fully automatic recontacting to the overhead.
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trolley:2.0 auf der ELEBU in Berlin
Reges Interesse an unserem länderübergreifendem Projekt für trolley 4 smart cities
Selbstlernender Trolleybus in Arnheim unterwegs
Seit Montag (18. März 2019) fahren zwei neue Trolleys in Arnhem. Diese Trolleybusse können rund 10 Kilometer ohne Oberleitung mittels selbst erzeugter Energie auf Batterie fahren. Diese Innovation wurde im Rahmen des INTERREG-Projekts E-Bus2020 realisiert. Mehr lesen
Electromobility: Are battery-powered trolleybuses the future of public transport?
Interim report on the trolley:2.0 project one year after project start
More and more cities are exchanging diesel buses for electric buses. The reason for this is not only the ongoing discussions about diesel driving bans. Because electrically powered buses not only reduce pollutant emissions but also noise pollution in cities. trolley:2.0 is intended to drive this development forward. The project, which was launched in April 2018, is now running for a year and is largely in line with the target plan. Read more here: PM_trolleymotion_Projektbericht englisch
trolley 2.0: Szeged Transport Company cordially invites to participate at the conference commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Szeged Trolleybus Operation!
The conference will be held jointly with the trolley 2.0 project.
Conference venue and date: Monday, 29th April 2019, 9:00-16:00; Szeged, Körtöltés utca 35.
Read more here.
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. Read more here
trolley:2.0 User Forum kicked-off successfully in Solingen at the 6th international E-bus conference
A diverse set of European public transport operators presented on their plans to upgrade the trolleybus systems in their cities by using the potentials of in-motion-charging and battery-equipped trolleybuses. Some operators will also conduct feasibility studies to analyse a reintroduction of trolleybuses in their cities completely from scratch.
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Messkampagne für europ. Projekt trolley:2.0 gestartet
Am 4. Juli 2018 begann die TU Dresden, Elektrische Bahnen mit der Voruntersuchung zur Messdatenerhebung für das Projekt trolley:2.0. Hierzu fuhren Mitarbeiter der Professur für Elektrische Bahnen, in interessierter studentischer Begleitung, ins brandenburgische Eberswalde zur Barnimer Busgesellschaft, die Deutschlands ältestes Oberleitungsbusnetz betreibt. In Eberswalde wurde eine detaillierte Dokumentation des Traktionscontainers sowie der Oberleitungs-Infrastruktur unternommen.
Praha – visit of the new hybrid trolleybus system by Szeged Transport Company’s staff (member of trolley:2.0)
On 12th July 2018, the staff of Szeged Transport Company (SZKT) visited Prague, where we saw and asked questions from the representatives of Prague Capitol Transport Company’s new experimental battery trolleybus operation.
Due to the hilly nature of Prague’s terrain, it is worthwhile to convert the diesel-fueled high-capacity bus routes to electric buses. The local transport company wanted to establish the electric bus operation on the basis of the trolleybus production, which has a long tradition in the Czech Republic, and the power supply can be based on the extensive tram network. More information, click here
CALL FOR trolley:2.0 USER FORUM MEMBERS
Is your city interested in upgrading your trolleybus system or learning about the challenges and opportunities of introducing battery-equipped trolleybuses in your city?
The trolley:2.0 project foresees to invite a total of eight city authorities and/ or public transport operators to join the Trolley 2.0 User Forum. Application deadline is 1 October 2018.
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trolley:2.0 study tour on new trolleybus innovations in Pilsen and Prague 27.6.-28.6.2018
Seminar on electric busses with special emphasis on dynamic charging trolleybusses and energy storage. The seminar was geared to public transport companies from Germany and the Netherlands operating trolleybuses or with projects for introduction of electric busses.
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ELIPTIC stakeholder dialogue workshop on trolleybuses and launch of trolley:2.0 project
Various trolleybus stakeholders came together in Berlin last week as part of the combined ELIPTIC stakeholder dialogue workshop on trolleybuses and launch of the new Trolley 2.0 project to discuss current developments and promising innovations proving that battery-supported trolleybuses are a way forward towards electric public transport systems in European cities. Read more