Nitrogen dioxide and carbon dioxide emissions, noise, particulate matter – the energy transition in the field of mobility also poses challenges for local public transport. Many transport companies are preparing for the future and are now starting to convert their fleets to vehicles with alternative drive systems. The online seminar focuses on buses with batteries and fuel cells, which can exploit their advantages when using electricity or hydrogen from renewable energies. Elena Hof and Oliver Hoch provide an insight into current developments and funding opportunities.

Our NOW experts on bus transport:
Elena Hof has been Programme Manager in the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology since 2017 and is responsible for applications in heavy-duty and rail transport as well as for the issue of hydrogen standardisation. She wrote her master’s thesis on “Power-to-Gas for Rail Transport: Economic Evaluation and Concepts for a Cost-Optimised Supply of Hydrogen” (“Power-to-Gas für den Schienenverkehr: Ökonomische Evaluierung und Konzept für eine kostenoptimale Wasserstoffversorgung”).

Oliver Hoch has been working as Programme Manager Electric Mobility since 2017 and is responsible for applications in bus, commercial vehicle and rail transport. He is also responsible for the thematic area of Innovative Drives for the programme’s accompanying research.

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