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Powering the future of public transport

Powering the future of public transport. Charging strategies for bus fleets

Plug-in or pantograph charging? Slow or fast? In the depot or at terminus? Smart charging? What happens as the number of e-buses and power increases?

Within a fast-evolving landscape, there’s a concept that should be taken for granted: the ‘battle’ of energy transition in public transport will be fought on the infrastructure’s terrain.

Several aspects come into play: depots to be converted, a growing energy demand, the reorganizations of parking lots and depot-based procedures, a careful planning of the routes depending on the location of charging points. 

The way an operator powers an e-bus fleet demands a clear understanding how the city will evolve in the future. 

Developing a future-proof charging strategy is essential for city and public transport operators.


The roundtable


  • Bruce Warner, Hitachi Energy Transportation Segment Manager
  • Wolfgang Reitmeier, VDV Head of Depots, Workshops and Electric Mobility at VDV
  • Alexandre McCraw, Hitachi Energy Sales Specialist Emobility
  • Stephen Hammer, Project Delivery Director, Brisbane Metro Project
  • Damien Garrigue, Bus project manager, Nantes Métropole


André Burdet

Head of e-mobility and strategy,
Hitachi Energy Grid Integration

Bruce Warner

Global Segment Manager Transportation, 
Hitachi Energy Grind Integration

Damien Garrigue

Bus Project Manager, 
Nantes Métropole

Umberto Guida

Senior Director of Knowledge & Innovation,

Felipe Padilla Gomez

CTO and Digital Solutions expert,
Hitachi GSIB

Peter Bijvelds

CEO and Founder,

Stephen Hammer

Project Directior - Major Projects,
Brisbane City Council

Wolfgang Reitmeier

Head of Depots, Workshops, and Eletric Mobility,


Alexandre McCraw

Sales Specialist E-Mobility, Hitachi Energy

Available on demand