Existing and Future Investigation of Charging Technology for Electric Bus
Paper in proceeding, 2020

Bus fleet electrification achieves momentum and inspiration within public transport aiming at further improving the mobility sustainability. In many countries, such as Sweden, China, and the USA, there are several ongoing demonstration projects of electric buses and many research projects. The charging technology development and implication is key for the expansion of electric buses and to foster it. An investigation of characteristics and benefits of various existing and future charging technologies has been created in this paper. The main types of charging infrastructure are depot charging, station charging, and inductive charging. The choice of different types is highly related to infrastructure construction, investment, and daily operation. The detailed illustration and analysis of them can provide a solid foundation to the near-future large-scale electric buses’ operation.

Depot charging

Electric bus

Inductive charging

Charging technology

Station charging


Ziling Zeng

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Danni Cao

Beijing Jiaotong University

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Xiaobo Qu

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, GeoEngineering

Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

2190-3018 (ISSN)

Vol. 185 19-27
978-981155269-4 (ISBN)

3rd KES International Symposium on Smart Transportation Systems, KES-STS 2020
Split, Croatia,

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Construction Management

History of Technology

Energy Systems



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