The Economizer — A Solution For Electric Buses

The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is one of the main factors driving the shift from conventional combustion engines to zero-emission and electric power systems. This is especially important for public transportation systems.

Electric power systems have excellent operating parameters, are quiet and highly efficient, and make it possible to recover energy while braking. Yet to make these electric power systems more available to the public transportation sector, there needs to be a better focus on extended range.

Current solutions make it possible to cover about 250 km (about 155 miles) per charge, which is often insufficient for public transportation needs. There are two solutions which are being developed in parallel:

  • A solution aimed at boosting the capacity of traction batteries.
  • A solution oriented towards rapid charging via a pantograph.

Both solutions show enormous potential, and they will soon come into widespread use across Europe.

Issues with Charging for Public Transportation Systems

Whatever method is used for charging an electric bus, slow charging mode at night or rapid charging mode via a pantograph, of key relevance for the traveling range is the electric energy consumption level expressed in kWh/100 km, which corresponds to the fuel consumption level in a combustion engine in litres/100 km.

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