Energy transfer solutions for electrified bus systems
Research Project , 2016 – 2017

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 an entire network.


Anders Grauers (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Systems and control, Automatic Control


Göteborg Energi AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Keolis Sverige AB

Stockholm, Sweden

Lindholmen science park AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Opbrid AB

Lindome, Sweden

Region Västra Götaland

Vänersborg, Sweden

Viktoria Swedish ICT

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 41407-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2017

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