Prague among the first cities on board of the ZeEUS Observatory
Prague joins the growing circle of cities wishing to exchange together on the ways to introduce high capacity electric buses in their network. Among them, we already count Bascharage (LU), Bruges (BE), Cologne (DE), Copenhagen (DK), Donostia San Sebastian (ES), Edinburgh (UK), Geneva (CH), Gothenburg (SE), Helsinki (FI), Hertogenbosch (NL), Inverness (UK), Klagenfurt (AT), Mannheim (DE), Marseille (FR), Osnabrück (DE) and Sofia (BG).
The ZeEUS Observatory provides a platform for meaningful exchanges practitioners on the economic, social, environmental and operational feasibility among the bus. A data collection launched in July 2015 allows the collaboration of the project with other electric experiences in order to present a global picture of the electric bus market in Europe.
DP Prague has launched a test of a fully electric bus SOR/Cegelec EBN 11 as an important initiative towards the objective of reducing bus service emissions. The bus will be charged overnight at the depot as well as during the operation. The latter is performed via a two-pole pantograph on the roof. The charging section is supplied from an adjacent section of the tram network. Data from the operation of the fully electric bus will serve the ZeEUS project, supporting the analysis of electromobility in European public transport.
Cities experiencing electric buses are still invited to join the ZeEUS Observatory! If your city or company is testing high capacity e-buses, you can send the Memorandum of Understanding (available for download here), duly filled in and signed to Pauline Bruge (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or contact Pauline Bruge +32 2 788 01 15.