This project aims to assist countries to transition from a fossil-based public transportation to an e-bus fleet. eBussed concentrates on the exchange of experience between partner regions at different stages of e-bus operation development. It serves all partner regions coping with this highly technical and fast developing field. eBussed supports the transition of European regions towards low carbon mobility and more efficient public transport. It promotes the uptake of e-buses in new regions and supports the expansion of existing e-fleets. The eBussed project contributes to the Interreg Europe programme Specific objective 3.1 “Improving low carbon economy policies” by encouraging regions to develop and deliver better policies related to e-bus deployment. The project also facilitates the integration of electricity production based on renewables and low carbon electrified public transport. Through new ideas and better policies, the project promotes both the demand and supply side of electricity from clean renewable sources and the subsequent transitioning towards a low carbon economy. eBussed will engage European regions seeking to explore different e-bus development paths.

The project will deliver 6 regional action plans and produce 4 thematic best practice reports, a set of readiness level indicators and policy recommendations to be used in partner regions. The project will increase capacities and knowledge among its partner regions via a multi-level exchange of experiences and cross-regional pollination of ideas to better support the transition towards fully electrified bus fleets and low carbon mobility.

eBussed Local Dissemination Event

The aim of the Interreg Europe eBussed Project is to promote the exchange of experience and ideas between regions at different stages of e-bus operation development and to improve the implementation of public policies to support regions transitioning towards low-carbon and sustainable electrified public transport.

The project, of which the Ministry for Gozo is a partner, officially started in 2019. During the last few months, a local Action Plan was developed in each partner country. On the 21st June 2022 the local action plan for Gozo was presented to stakeholders during a local dissemination event at the Cornucopia Hotel in Xaghra, Gozo. For this event there were present all the stakeholders of the project, including the CEO of the Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA), who has endorsed the Action Plan and will be including it in the Gozo Regional Development Strategy.

During Phase 2 of the project (July 2022 – July 2023), each partner will be monitoring the process of the implementation of the actions listed in the local action plan.