Project: Trolley Systems 4 Smart Cities

Acronym Trolley 2.0
Duration 01/01/2018 - 30/06/2020
Project Topic Trolley 2.0 focuses on the improvement of public transport which is already today the number one congestion killer in urban areas and electric public transport has a high potential to also reduce CO2 and other transport related emissions, e.g. particulate matters or noise. With Trolley 2.0, the efficiency of battery supported trolley buses will be increased by using in motion charging to increase the ability to operate beyond the limits of the catenary infrastructure. The will enable trolleybus cities to provide direct connections from remote areas which are operated by diesel buses today. Furthermore, the project goal of using the existing trolley grid as a DC charging backbone for electric vehicles will lead to new combined electro mobility services for smart cities. In conclusion, Trolley 2.0 will support efficient public transport, flexible operation and simplified extension of trolley bus networks as well as combined use of the existing trolley grid infrastructure for further electrification of mobility in cities. New solutions like smart trolley grid management, incorporation of renewable energy sources (RES) into the grid and innovative bi-directional stationary energy storage concepts will help to create smart trolley grids making trolleybus systems the most energy-efficient and green systems in Europe. Trolley 2.0 solutions will extremely simplify the operation of trolleybuses with in-motion charging and may help to give this well-established technology a new push for both, cities with trolley buses (ca. 350 all over the world) and those without them, as potential recipients for Trolley 2.0 solutions. The project will set-up a Trolley 2.0 User Forum that enables continuous learning and knowledge exchange and will lead to impact through replication and market uptake of Trolley 2.0 project solutions.
Network EMEurope
Call EMEurope Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Budapest Transport Company Observer Hungary
Gemeente Arnhem Observer Netherlands
MUNICIPAL TRANSPORT COMPANY LUBLIN LTD Observer Poland
Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacji Trolejbusowej Sp. z o.o. Observer Poland
Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Kommunikation Observer Austria
Stadtwerke Solingen Observer Germany
TYSKIE LINIE TROLEJBUSOWE Spółka z o.o. Observer Poland
1 trolleymotion Coordinator Austria
2 Barnimer Busgesellschaft mbH Partner Germany
3 evopro Group Partner Hungary
4 Power Research Electronics BV Partner Netherlands
5 Szegedi Közlekedési Kft. Partner Hungary
6 Szegedi Tudomànyegyetem Partner Hungary
7 Technical University of Delft Partner Netherlands
8 Technische Universität Dresden Partner Germany
9 University of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics Partner Poland