Feasibility of electric buses in public transport
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Professional
|Title of host publication||EVS28 28th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 3 May 2015|
|Publication type||D3 Professional conference proceedings|
|Event||International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition - |
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …
|Conference||International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition|
|Period||1/01/00 → …|
Charging at the line stops.
The round trip line length assessed was 20 km. Calculations show that the LTO buses and a fast charger at the end stop complemented with low power overnight chargers at the depot is the best investment combination based on the given assumptions. The 200 kW charging power is sufficient to ensure the charging in the normal end stop breaks. Due to a longer cycle life the wear cost per km was lower for LTO than for LFP. LTO is also better adapted for fast charging. The battery size has to be sufficient compared to the required driving range during peak consumption, to the charging current and to the performance requirements of the e-bus. Oversizing the battery has some positive effects (improved cycle life, less heating and better flexibility) but the negative effects were estimated to be more significant (higher investment cost, increased weight and space requirement).