All-electric bus systems is seen as an opportunity to reduce emissions, noise and dependence on fossil fuel. The bus systems can have different energy storage systems that can be supplied with energy in different ways, e.g. when stationary, during movement, battery replacement, etc. Various demonstration projects underway around the world test various techniques but a methodology to analyze these alternatives including from a total cost perspective is missing.
The main goal of the project is to research and further develop a methodology that is used for a robust and cost efficient design of energy supply systems for electrified bus traffic in a complex route network with variety of bus flows. The idea is that the developed methodology should be used for comparisons between different electrified vehicle systems in the planning of several interconnected lines or even an entire network.
The project is led by Viktoria Swedish ICT in collaboration with AB Volvo, Chalmers, Gothenburg Energy, Lindholmen Science Park and Västra Götaland region. It is financed by The Swedish Energy Agency.