With a participation of 38 delegations from 12 countries, UITP had completed an intensive Training & Study Tour Programme on Electric Buses in China on 20-24 February 2017 with great success. Partnering with UITP members, Shenzhen Bus Group Co., Ltd. (SBG) and Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. (Yutong), this insightful training and study tour programme in Shenzhen and Zhengzhou was very well received by the participants.
The 2-day training programme had offered a comprehensive overview of the electric solution for urban bus networks, from the setting of a city strategy, the choice of technology, the procurement and commissioning of buses, implementation and operation of the electric buses from the perspectives of operator and supplier, as well as knowledge on batteries, infrastructure & auxiliaries. An interactive World Café group discussion on three topics had also given good encouragement of networking and experience sharing.
The 3-day study tour visited to SBG’s electric bus operations, maintenance & auxiliary infrastructures, bus depot and dispatching and monitoring system and Shenzhen Integrated Transport Operation & Management Center in Shenzhen. One and half day was spent at Zhengzhou, visiting Yutong's New Energy Bus Plant with advanced and smart management center of public transport system, and a technical seminar from Zhengzhou Public Transport Company and Yutong. The study tour was ended with a cultural visit to the renowned Shaolin Temple, hosted by Yutong.