Alex DE JONG
Business Manager Public Transport
Sales & Marketing, VDL Bus & Coach BV
Valkenswaard, NetherlandsBusiness Manager Public TransportrnVDL Bus & Coach (headquarters), Valkenswaard, the NetherlandsrnResponsible for international Public Transport team and product range at HQ level including in a matrix organisation responsible for the Public Transport subsidiaries. rnMember of Management Team VDL Bus & Coach HQ, Member of Management Team E-Mobility.rnManaging and expanding a team of specialists within VDL Bus & Coach to support the international tenders and quotations to all Public Transport customers.rnResponsibilities; sales and tendering, product management, business development. rnProduct range; rn•tPublic Transport Citea Diesel, Hybrid and Electric, full range. rn•tMini/midi product range is added to this portfolio.rnrnUITP activitiesrn•tMember of VEI Committee rn•tMember of Steering Board of ZeEUSrnrnIn total 25 years work experience in the Public Transport business.
Electric buses in daily operations, the 5 take aways of 25 million kilometers of VDL’s experienceA. DE JONG1.
1VDL BUS & COACH BV, Sales & Marketing, VALKENSWAARD, Netherlands.
As front runner in Europe on E-Mobility VDL Bus & Coach has over 30.000.000 kilometers of operational experience. Starting with pilot projects and changing to higher volumes quite fast have resulted in a steep learning curve when it comes to how to operate electric buses in the most efficient way. All the VDL electric buses are connected which means that of each bus data is available which can be analyzed with the aim to optimize the operations. The 5 main take aways will be presented so that the audience does get a clear picture of the important topics to look at in case a fleet of 20-100 electric buses will be implemented. Experience from Cologne, Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Oslo, Osnabruck and many other cities across Europe will be used as examples.