To achieve this transition to zero emission bus transport, we started with partners by setting up a foundation for zero emission buses. The foundation has an advisory board consisting of all the important players: national and local governments, research institutions, public and private transport operators, bus manufacturing industries and their suppliers, representatives from multiple branch organisations, financing bodies, consumer interest groups, environmental organisations and more. We managed this foundation for a period of at least 2.5 years.
Twynstra also worked with both public and private parties on the development of a Total Cost of Ownership model, including societal effects, for the Foundation for Zero Emission Bus Transport.
Public private partnerships
- Next to our involvement with the Foundation for Zero Emissi- on Bus Transport, we also work for the Dutch Ministry of In- frastructure and Environment to build a supported rollout and finance strategy for the transition.
- We also set up public private partnerships to run pilots using battery-electric and hydrogen-fueled busses. We arrange the governance structure, connect stakeholders and construct the business cases.
- We were also hired by a European PPP called Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to organize a joint procurement between public and private parties for 100 hydrogen-fueled bus- ses in the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg).