Electric city bus performance evaluation by chassis dynamometer measurements

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Independent and comparable information about the performance of commercial electric buses is sparse. Despite the high overall powertrain efficiency of electric buses, considerable differences are found between different bus models. This paper adds a powertrain efficiency test to a previous measurement method to further advance the performance testing of heavy-duty electric vehicles in laboratory conditions. The method is applied on five commercially available battery-electric city buses and the results are assessed on a common framework. The results showed up to 28% difference on payload-specific energy consumption between highest and lowest consuming buses and noticeable disparity between specific powertrain efficiency curves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8959-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8960-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2020 - Virtual
Duration: 18 Nov 202016 Dec 2020

Publication series

SeriesIEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC


Conference17th IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2020
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  • electric bus
  • heavy-duty vehicles
  • chasis dynamometer
  • powertrain efficiency
  • energy consuption
  • Energy consumption
  • Chassis dynamometer
  • Electric buses
  • Laboratory measurement
  • Heavy-duty vehicles
  • Powertrain efficiency


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