Decision support for implementing electric buses in public transport

Previous studies and investigations in the bus industry have shown a need for customized procurement of electric buses that include charging infrastructure, minimize risk for the parties involved, and lead to a sustainable future. The project therefore wants to develop and test new sustainability-oriented decision support for procurement of public transport with electric buses. This is achieved by 1. Based on existing projects with electric buses identifying real yearly averages of costs, energy use and availability. 2. Measuring noise (incl. from acceleration) from several electric buses and based on the results propose a new EU noise measurement standard for buses that includes acceleration. 3. Integrating from 1 and 2 in a process and business model for procurement. 4. Testing and further developing an electric bus system selection method for procurement feasibility studies. This should enable a sustainability-oriented selection of battery sizes and charging infrastructure per line.

Partner organizations

  • Electrodriving (Private, Sweden)
  • Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH (Academic, Sweden)
  • Nitro Consult (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/01/2016
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2017

Page manager Published: Thu 31 May 2018.