Sustainable mixed urban transit system with electric and conventional buses

Battery electric buses are seen as a well-suited technology for sustainable urban transit system because it has high energy efficiency and generates zero tailpipe emissions. Therefore, conventional buses are likely to be continuously replaced by electric buses. However, the limitations of electric buses, such as range limitations, battery capacity loss and required charging times of battery, are critical issues for the service quality of the urban transit system. Therefore, it is more realistic to develop a sustainable urban transit system mixed with conventional and electric buses in a transitional period until the limitations of electric buses are overcome.



Duration: Starting in 2019, ending in 2022 at the latest
Contact: Chaoru Lu, Trude Torset
Budget: €877,000
Partners: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, SINTEF, Chalmers University of Technology, Beihang University – School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Lund University, Beijing Jiaotong University – School of Traffic and Transportation.




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European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.