Our Approach for Planning Electric Bus Projects
The introduction of electric buses is a challenge for all stakeholders. The durable and cost-intensive infrastructure has to be planned in advance and integrated into daily operation. We assist you in this process with our expertise and innovative planning and optimization tools.
Detailed planning including all constraints
The systemic approach of ebusplan defines vehicles and charging infrastructure cost and reliability optimized. We take into account operational aspects (e.g. vehicle schedules) and geographic factors:
- Operational aspects (e.g. circulation plans)
- Geographical factors (e.g. the road network)
- The current and future status of vehicle and battery technology
- The recharging technology including the necessary mains connections
These factors define the conditions for the optimization of the battery capacity in the buses. Further they determine the positioning and connection of the power charging stations.
Application of own innovative software tools
We offer unique planning and design tools that we use as part of our engineering services for our customers. Furthermore, we can generate an individual version for our clients and make it self-applicable through training. Our tools make tedious manual interpretation of the individual routes superfluous. Instead, the entire or partial bus network is simulated for a variety of electrification scenarios. These simulations make it possible to determine feasibility and costs and system design by using efficient algorithms. The cost-related relationships between technical design and operational planning are transparent and individually tailored so that turnkey solutions are achieved.
Maintaining established planning processes
In addition, our tools enable our customers to take into account constraints. These include the limited range and the positioning and availability of charging infrastructure in the vehicle scheduling. All considerations can be made with the lowest possible adjustments to your established planning processes and without changing your current scheduling tools.