Sustainable mixed urban transit system with electric and conventional buses
Research Project , 2019 – 2022

Battery electric buses are seen as a well-suited technology for sustainable urban transit system because it has high energy efficiency and generates zero tailpipe emissions. Therefore, conventional buses are likely to be continuously replaced by electric buses. However, the limitations of electric buses, such as range limitations, battery capacity loss and required charging times of battery, are critical issues for the service quality of the urban
transit system. Therefore, it is more realistic to develop a sustainable urban transit system mixed with conventional and electric buses in a transitional period until the limitations of electric buses are overcome. The goal of this project is to provide a system-level solution for the transition process from conventional to electric bus system considering the service quality, circular economy and environmental benefit.

This project is funded by EU JPI Urban Europe, in collaboration with NTNU, SINTEF, Lund University, Beijing Jiaotong University, and Beihang University. The total budget is 900,000 Euros. 

Participants

Xiaobo Qu (contact)

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Yongzhi Zhang

Doktor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Le Zhang

Doktor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Collaborations

Beijing Jiaotong University

Beijing, China

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

SINTEF Energi

Trondheim, Norway

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

European Commission

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

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Energy

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2019-08-26