On March 25th, Joseph Ma, Deputy General Manager of SZBG, was invited by the European Union to Brussels, Belgium to share the experience of comprehensive electrification of SZBG with Directorates-General of EU Mobility and Transportation and Research and Innovation.
Subsequently, on the 26th and 27th of March Joseph Ma participated in the “Go Electric” Conference organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBDR) and the International Public Transport Association (UITP) at London, England and gave a speech on lifecycle management at the conference.
The “Go Electric” Conference is jointly hosted by UITP, EBDR and the German Technical Cooperation Company. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the experience and challenges of electric bus deployment. Participants included city authorities, public transport operators including Go-Ahead from London, Connexxion (part of the Transdev Group) from Holland, government agencies from Europe, the Middle East and Eurasia. The conference theme covered three aspects: 1. Current progress (an overview of the electric bus market and key points for electric bus deployment); 2. Technical solutions (electric bus OEM overview and charging supplier application); 3. Electric bus full life cycle and mobile charging operation.
SZBG, as the world's first company to achieve bus, taxi full-scale electrification, was invited to participate in this conference and share experience.