System level validation of an Electrical Bus Fleet Simulator

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This paper demonstrates the potential of a developed simulation tool for electric vehicle systems to replicate the real life operational activity of a bus line using techno-economic studies. The system level concept represents holistic view of the bus operation and charging infrastructure, including different operational conditions such as current traffic, stop frequencies and stopping times. The proposed simulation tool is built in a modular way, including modules for vehicle dynamics, routes, charging infrastructure and related conditions. The modules interact with various parameters in a simulation loop to illustrate the operation of electric vehicle systems. To evaluate the performance of the designed system tool a test simulation example of an actual bus line running in Helsinki, Finland is employed. The obtained results show that the simulated transient energy consumptions and powertrain power, as well as actualised bus schedules, are very close to the empirical measurements, which prove the efficiency of the tool and its great potential to simulate complex road transportation scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1249-7, 978-1-7281-1248-0
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventVehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, IEEE-VPPC’2019 - Hanoi, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019


ConferenceVehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, IEEE-VPPC’2019
Abbreviated titleIEEE-VPPC’2019
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
Internet address


  • vehicle simulation
  • transportation
  • electric bus
  • system-level validation


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