Decision support for implementing electric buses in public transport
Research Project , 2016 – 2017

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.


Anders Grauers (contact)

vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control


Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, BTH

Karlskrona, Sweden


Umeå, Sweden

Nitro Consult

Hägersten, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2017

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