On 26th January 2021 the second stakeholder meeting was held in the frame of eBussed PGI05948 INTERREG EUROPE project (https://www.interregeurope.eu/ebussed/). The event was organized by the STRIA South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. (STRIA) as the Hungarian partner of the eBussed project with the participation of the stakeholder groups.

Source: https://www.pecsma.hu/hashtagpecs/a-mecsek-teli-a-varos-tavaszi/

The online occasion introduced the first three project period results on South Transdanubia and showed up-to-date technical developments of e-buses thanks to the proposed expert.

Zsolt Pálmai deputy director (STRIA) opened the event. He presented shortly the previously assigned agenda then he demonstrated the aims of the project, background information and the partners.

After the introduction he analysed the readiness indicators, drivers and barriers depending on whether the transition to e-buses is facilitated or delayed. The five main indicator groups are the following:

  • political,
  • financial,
  • technological,
  • social,
  • environmental.

He also evaluated the user interface and the results of the survey for South Transdanubia. The analyses showed positive feedback from the drivers, customers and service personnel members.

János Szász gave a detailed description as an external e-mobility expert on the latest technological innovations and the related dilemmas. He highlighted the essential operational requirements and consumption characteristics for the customers.  He also paid attention to the importance of additional costs and technical developments in procurement.

Tamás Tavi the director of operations and development of Tüke Busz Plc. presented the latest data on e-buses, such as the maximum distance travelled 320 km/charging and average consumption 0.98 kWh/km. He emphasized the significance of public procurement. In the future, he indicated that Tüke Busz Plc. would continue to be a pioneer in switching to electric bus fleets.

The eBussed project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary.