Plug-in or pantograph charging? Slow or fast? In the depot or at terminus? Smart charging? What happens as the number of e-buses and power increases?
Within a fast-evolving landscape, there’s a concept that should be taken for granted: the ‘battle’ of energy transition in public transport will be fought on the infrastructure’s terrain.
Several aspects come into play: depots to be converted, a growing energy demand, the reorganizations of parking lots and depot-based procedures, a careful planning of the routes depending on the location of charging points.
The way an operator powers an e-bus fleet demands a clear understanding how the city will evolve in the future.
Developing a future-proof charging strategy is essential for city and public transport operators.
OUTLOOK & STRATEGIES | ECONOMICS & INNOVATIONS
- Bruce Warner, Hitachi Energy Transportation Segment Manager
- Wolfgang Reitmeier, VDV Head of Depots, Workshops and Electric Mobility at VDV
- Alexandre McCraw, Hitachi Energy Sales Specialist Emobility
- Stephen Hammer, Project Delivery Director, Brisbane Metro Project
- Damien Garrigue, Bus project manager, Nantes Métropole