Webinar series | The electrification of bus fleets: lesson learned by Cluj, Pamplona and Tampere

Join us this webinar to discover the successes of STARDUST cities in the electrification of bus fleets.

In order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the European  transport sector must go green.

This webinar, hosted by the project partner VTT, showcases the successes of STARDUST cities in the electrification of bus fleets.

Pamplona shares its experience with solar-powered charging infrastructure for buses, and Tampere about how electric buses cope with cold conditions.

Below is the Agenda (all times in CET):

  • 11:00 -11:05: Welcome and introduction of the e-bus webinar
  • 11:05-11:15: The large fleet of electric buses in urban transport in Cluj (Coraian Zoltan/ City of Cluj)
  • 11: 15-11:25: Pamplona pilot
    •  E-bus line 9 in Pamplona: an overview about this experience (Julia Farrè Barbera, MOVENTIA)
    • Monitoring results of the e-buses implementation in Pamplona (Gabriel García / Cener)
  • 11:25-11:35: Tampere pilot
    • Electric bus ability to survive in winter conditions (Marko Paakkinen / VTT)
    • Monitoring results (Seppo Rantala / VTT)
  • 11:35-11:55: Q&A discussion
  • 11:55-12:00: Conclusions

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The webinar will be moderated by Pertti Peussa (VTT)

Get to know the panelists


Zoltan Coraian holds a degree in Technical Sciences and has been active in the energetic, ICT and services private sector for more than 20 years
Since 2015 he has been the General Manager of Cluj Metropolitan Area and as such he has been he actively involved in the implementation of all the projects of Cluj Metropolitan Area, including the Sustainable Urban Integrated Development Strategy and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.


Gabriel García Naveda holds a degree in Industrial Engineering. His main activities are related to R&D in energy storage systems (ESS), as well as activities related to electric vehicles, refrigeration, etc. for demand management. He also participates in projects concerning energy management systems (EMS) for smart grids and the potential use of ESS services for both consumers and the grid.


Marko Paakkinen is a Senior Scientist at VTT, working in the Electromobility team. His current research interests include electric vehicle charging, especially Megawatt Charging System technoenonomic implementation, wireless charging and bidirectional charging. He is also working on charging interoperability testing and standardization related topics. Mr. Paakkinen has been working also on electric vehicle pilot projects, including electric bus system developments in Finnish cities, electric retrofit trucks and light electric vehicles, including data collection and analysis from the vehicles.


Seppo Rantala, a senior scientist at VTT, has over 30 years of experience in data analysis and software engineering. He has designed several software systems and developed signal analysis algorithms. His software knowledge skills include Matlab, Simulink, LabView, C and Python. He has over 20 scientific publications. His scientific interests include signal processing, computing science and intelligent systems.