The BEEDeL project aims to ascertain and evaluate the deployment potential as well as designing implementation scenarios for electric buses within a decentralised recharging infrastructure in Hamburg. A focus is placed on examining and assessing operational issues and their economic and functional impact.
The extent to which the flexible deployment of the electric vehicles is possible is to be analysed along with the question of what structure for partial electric bus routes would be advantageous. Other important aspects include timetable scheduling befitting batterybased operation as well as the space requirements for the recharging stations.
The goal is to achieve the highest possible degree of planning security for a growing fleet of electric buses with a decentralised recharging infrastructure installed within the HOCHBAHN network.
Hamburg’s University of Applied Sciences (HAW) will draw conclusions on issues of technical feasibility coming from the recorded operational and driving data as well as through examinations of the charging and discharging behaviour of the battery cells. The impact on performance and productivity will be assessed using the results from simulation models from the Fraunhofer Institute IVI in Dresden.
The overall results are to be used for planning tasks at HOCHBAHN as well as by other bus transport companies. By doing so, higher levels of investment security for future developmental projects are to be attained and the attractiveness of the portfolio of services is to be continually enhanced.