The South- Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (STRIA Nonprofit Ltd.) participated as the Hungarian partner of the eBussed PGI05948 INTERREG EUROPE project (https://www.interregeurope.eu/ebussed) on the program’s second webinar. The aim is to support the electric buses operations and to increase the use of e-bus fleets and the low carbon public transport with the partners active participations
STRIA Nonprofit Ltd. participated in the second eBussed Tech online seminar as we did on the first occasion too, which was held on 20.10.2020. In the focus of the eBussed Tech Webinar 2 were Tribus, an innovative Dutch e-bus manufacturer, glances to the future of electric public transport and the charging station grid integration and reducing problems occurring from the connection.
The event started with an overview of the agenda, presented by Aleksi Heinonen (eBussed project manager, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland). First, Eric Henneken (Tribus Group, Netherlands) spoke as e-mobility manager about the e-bus manufacturing company, Tribus and its products. He began the presentation with the introduction of the company. Tribus Group manufactures mini buses, electric citybus (Movitas) and they are the supplier of wheelchair conversion products. The rest of the presentation was about Movitas, the electric city bus structure and operation in detail.
The second lecturer of the webinar was Domonique Roggo (Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland) researcher of the renewable energy system. After the short introduction, he presented SeBNet and other research projects related to this topic. The further subjects of the event were the impact of fast charging stations on the LV distribution grid (voltage stability, overloads, flicker, harmonics and other interferences, instabilities) and options and proposed solutions to reduce the impact on the grid.
The lecture ended with the final conclusions.The speakers were happy to answer the questions. The next monthly meeting within the programme will be held on 28.10.2020.
The eBussed project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary.