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Electrification of Bus Fleets Webinar Series

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Electrification of Bus Fleets Webinar Series

LowCVP are hosting a series of webinars looking at the electrification of bus fleets in the UK. These webinars will share the experience of operators and local authorities who have worked with suppliers to overcome challenges presented by electrification.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Route planning with EV
  • Grid connection processes and challenges
  • Vehicle specifications, ancillary loads and energy efficiency
  • Practical challenges of depot electrification
  • Driver and passenger experiences

Due to lockdown restrictions we are unable to host meetings and visit depots physically, but hopefully these webinars will provide an interim solution to support knowledge and experience transfer in the short term.

Slides for download

The first webinar focuses on electrification of RATP's london bus depot with support from ADL,BYD,SSE, recorded on 26th May 2020.

26th May 2020: RATP Shepherd's Bush Case Study - Download slides here.

The second webinar focuses on electrification of park and ride services in York with support from First York and Optare recorded on 2nd June 2020.

2nd June 2020: Park and ride in York Case Study - Download slides here

The third webinar focuses on electrification of buses and depot in Newport, Wales with on-site battery storage with Newport Transport, Yutong Bus UK and Zenobe Energy recorded on 9th June 2020.

9th June 2020: Depot electrification with on-site battery storage in Newport Case Study - Download slides here

Register for upcoming webinars

The next webinar looking at Newport Bus and on-site battery deployment with Zenobe Energy and Yutong.

The webinar will take place on the 9th June 2020 - 14:00-15:00 BST online, please use the link below to register for the event:

Register for tickets

Relevant resources

Download the Low Emission Bus Guide and presentations from previous ZEB workshops

Download recent workshop presentations

Download the Low Emission Bus Guide 


Information provision is key to the uptake of new zero emission bus (ZEB) technologies and low carbon fuels. How to understand the challenges arising from changes in the industry’s operational models can be helpfully addressed by sharing best practice, particularly in areas such as total cost of ownership (TCO) and charging/refuelling regimes.

The Secretariat will build on two years of successful regional workshops by running further events focused on ZEBs and charging infrastructure. Local authority representatives and bus operators already using ZEB technologies will present insights at the workshops, highlighting the main challenges, solutions and the environmental and financial benefits.

Technologies to be covered will include plug-in hybrids, battery electric and hydrogen buses as well as pantograph, AC and DC charging techniques and low carbon hydrogen production and refuelling infrastructure. This project will link with LowCVP’s 'Electrification of Fleets' projects.


  • To share best practice and understand challenges and solutions in terms of introducing ZEB technologies and infrastructure
  • To host three regional Zero Emission Bus Workshops across the UK in partnership with local authorities
  • To produce a post-event report summarising key findings and discussions after each workshop
  • To promote the ULEB/LEB Guide to inform smaller bus operators and local authorities about ZEB technologies, grant support and case studies.

Workshop Resources

Below are the free to download presentations from the Zero Emission Fleet workshop's held so far.

Find out more about Zero Emission Fleets workshop series here

Join Us

If you want to get more involved in our Zero Emission Fleets projects or more of LowCVP's Working Groups why not join us, or email daniel.hayes@lowcvp.org.uk for more information.

Quick Links

Shepherd's Bush, London

Park and Ride in York

Pay-per-mile in Newport

Zero Emission Bus Workshop Presentations

Join Us

If you want to get involved in the work of one or more of LowCVP's Working Groups why not join us, or contact the Secretariat for more information

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Adam Chase, Director, E4Tech