Analysis and comparison of energy efficiency of commercially available battery electric buses

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Battery electric buses have been tested in Helsinki region to gain experience on the actual energy consumption and how well they suit for the Finnish climate. Measurements were performed on a chassis dynamometer with various driving cycles and gross vehicle weights in order to be able to analyse the buses in detail. The measurements reveal significant differences in the energy consumption of the buses. The sensitivity to different cycles and loads also varies greatly. The observed differences can partly be explained by the different curb weights of the buses. Another reason for the differences is the regeneration rate, which was as low as 15% for some buses, while the best bus was able to regenerate over 35% of the energy.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1317-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018
Event14th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017 - Belfort, France
Duration: 14 Dec 201717 Dec 2017

Conference

Conference14th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017
CountryFrance
CityBelfort
Period14/12/1717/12/17

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Electric batteries
Energy Efficiency
energy consumption
Battery
Energy efficiency
energy
efficiency
Energy Consumption
Cycle
climate
Regeneration
Gross
Climate
Energy utilization
Vary
Curbs
experience
Dynamometers
Chassis
Energy

Keywords

  • dynamometer measurements
  • electric city buses
  • energy consumption

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Ranta, M., Pihlatie, M., Pellikka, A. P., Laurikko, J., Rahkola, P., & Anttila, J. (2018). Analysis and comparison of energy efficiency of commercially available battery electric buses. In 2017 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 1-5). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VPPC.2017.8331010
Ranta, M. ; Pihlatie, M. ; Pellikka, A. P. ; Laurikko, J. ; Rahkola, P. ; Anttila, J. / Analysis and comparison of energy efficiency of commercially available battery electric buses. 2017 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2018. pp. 1-5
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