Are batteries going to allow long distance operations without compromising passenger or luggage capacity? Is CNG a viable solution in the long term? What about LNG? How long should we expect before hydrogen becomes a feasible (and affordable) technology for coaches?

These are all answers we’ll try to answer, with the contributions of panelists coming from Transdev, Arriva, Flixbus, Twaice, ChargePoint, in the next web event of the Sustainable Bus Tour. It’ll be broadcasted on Friday 28th September at 11.00 CET.

Opening will be done by Jan Deman, managing director of the Busworld Foundation, that will highlight trends and figures concerning the transition to alternative energies in the coach field.

Questions marks on energy transition in long distance

The framework is clear: intercity and long-distance bus markets are still based on diesel applications. But things are moving fast: gas-powered buses for intercity services are taking a growing share in some markets, while pilots have been established on the way to the future development of hydrogen coaches.

Out of cities, the imperative of the commitment to energy transition goes along with uncertainty about which technological solutions to adopt in order to achieve the goal.


✔️ OPENING: Jan Deman, Managing Director Busworld Foundation
✔️ Jean-Laurent Franchineau, Zero Emission Strategy Manager, Transdev
✔️ Matt Greener, Director of the Zero Emission Institute, Arriva
✔️ TBD, Keolis Group
✔️ Daniel Zellinger, Team Lead Bus Fleet Strategy, Flixbus
✔️ Alexander Schabert, Senior Director Global Bus Sales, ChargePoint
✔️ Jonas Boehm, Commercial Director Analytics Platform – Mobility, TWAICE


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