The commitment and experience at local level and the role of EIB/JASPERS advisory, EU funds and EIB loans as accelerators of this transition process was highlighted in presentations from JASPERS counterparts in:
- Warsaw (PL),
- Sofia (BG),
- Plzen (CZ) and
- Bratislava (SK).
This was complemented by presentations from Busitalia, one of the larger bus public transport operators in the Italian and European market, the intentions and initiatives in the Dutch province of Gelderland to gradually shift to zero emission bus fleets until 2025 and a project to introduce a trolleybus system from scratch in the Austrian city of Klagenfurt.
The general impression from the experience and presentations at local level was that both the pressure to strongly improve air quality in cities and to contribute to achieving decarbonisation objectives are drivers of the transition process, which is in full swing.
In a number of cases the transition is strongly oriented towards zero tailpipe emissions, achieved through different technologies, drawing on existing trolleybus systems, renewing and extended them, building new trolley bus systems and, sometimes on a quite large scale, replacing old Diesel buses by battery and fuelcell e-buses.
For more information please see the detailed agenda and presentations available on this page.
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