Improve public transport electrification to fight against climate change

Technical details

  • Subjects:
    Sustainable Mobility
  • Status:
  • Type / Subtype:
    EIT /
  • Municipality:
  • Budget:
    1.086.239,80 €
  • Financing:


    AMB budget: €48,399.76 (co-financed at 73 %)


Líder: UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


  • Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Agència Regional de Desenvolupament Urbà de Barcelona
  • Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Ciutat de Milà
  • AMAT
  • CARNET - UPC Technology
  • IDIADA Automotive Technology SA
  • ZONE Cluster Nonprofit Ltd
  • Electrobus Europe
  • AMB
  • TMB
  • Universitat de Lisboa
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Districte de Zalaegerszeg
  • Ferrocarrils Generalitat Catalunya
  • Neumann János Nonprofit Ltd
  • Almadesign
  • Carris


Battery electric buses are being launched in many cities, with many available charging technologies and operational schemes. Depending on the charging scheme chosen, different impacts on the operating costs, public space allocation and emissions are expected along the vehicle's lifetime. The aim of this project is to develop a decision support system (DSS) that designs the optimal charging system for a given city and quantifies the impact of the electric service on bus agencies and other stakeholders.

The project is focused on the link between vehicle and charger, the cornerstone for their deployment in cities. Data gathered in the 5 cities involved in the project will be considered to characterize the real performance and operating costs of different charging schemes. Hence, the DSS will identify the technology that better suits the mobility requirements in each city under study. This approach outperforms the tools developed by vehicle manufacturers for a single charging solution.

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