Simulation tools help public authorities in the planning of e-bus systems and electrification of their fleets. This topic will be presented during the 2nd ELIPTIC webinar from 10:00 to 11:30 CET on 7 April 2017. Simulations are an integral part of the work in the use cases of Pillar A “Safe integration of e-Buses using existing electric public transport infrastructure” of the ELIPTIC project.
After a short introduction into the work of the ELIPTIC project and the use cases related to the webinar’s topic, the presenters from the research organisations RWTH Aachen, Fraunhofer IVI and Vrije Universiteit Brussel will show different aspects of simulation that help in the planning of e-buses. This will include the presentation of a software-based approach to find the optimal technical configuration for the use of e-buses on different routes. These calculations are a helpful tool to build sound business cases for the long-term use of electric bus systems. An example will be given of the results of a vehicle simulation-based feasibility study of converting a Diesel bus line with hybrid trolleybuses (by extending the existing trolleybus line) in a rural area in the East of Germany. Hybrid trolleybuses have an on-board energy storage which enables a fully electric operation without catenaries. Finally, the webinar will address design questions and charging strategies for e-buses.
It is ensured that enough time will be spent on the discussion of these different simulation aspects.
The agenda and speakers' profiles can be found here.