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Circular Public Transport

Sustainability has become a prominent subject in the public transport sector, and all buses should be emission-free by 2030. There’s a small obstacle, however. The electricity network does not (sufficiently) reach every little nook and cranny of the Netherlands... Time to find a solution!

100% CIRCULAR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Vehicles driving on fossil fuels, emit CO2, nitrogen, particulate matter and ultrafine particles. These contribute to climate change and influence air quality. In today’s day and age, sustainability has become a prominent subject in the public transport sector. That’s why the sector and government have come to the agreement that all buses should be emission-free by 2030. There’s a small obstacle, however. The electricity network does not (sufficiently) reach every little nook and cranny of the Netherlands, meaning buses can’t always be charged via the electricity network. Time to find a solution!

Arriva Nederland

Arriva is one of Europe’s largest transport organisations. Besides taking care of public bus-, waterbus and train transport in the Netherlands, Arriva also provides public transport in parts of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Malta and Sweden.

Electric is the way forward

Over the past years, Arriva has invested heavily into energy-conscious equipment. However, the road to zero is not a straightforward one. Arriva strives to drive 100% electric as soon as possible, but electric buses can’t be charged via the electricity network throughout the entire country. That’s why they are asking DORP to come up with solutions to provide public transport to the entire country in a 100% circular fashion.

Conditions

  • 100% circular
  • No network connection required
  • Charging stations always have to have plenty of energy left to charge the buses
  • Part of the battery can be used, but the battery of the bus can’t go lower than 30% van de useable energy

For more information about this project, send an e-mail to dorp@welcometothevillage.nl.