Joint seminar with the GERAD-Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management-Canada Research Chair in Logistics and Transportation

TITLE: Supporting the Electrification of Rapid Transit Projects by Modelling the Bus Energy Consumption

SPEAKERS: Anaïssia Franca and Catherine Gosselin, CRITUC, Montréal, Canada

DATE and VENUE: October 18, 2018, 14h00, room 5441, André-Aisenstadt Building, Université de Montréal Campus

ORGANIZER: Gilbert Laporte

ABSTRACT: Bus Rapid Transit presents many advantages to serve public mobility, including a frequent service, short stops and quick commute. London Transit and the city of London in Ontario are in the process of planning the implementation and construction of two major Bus Rapid Transit Routes served by buses with dedicated lanes. These routes will provide a simple and quick connection from the four poles of the city to the downtown core. To make this commute as comfortable as possible for the passengers, improve overall air quality and reduce emissions, London Transit is currently considering fully electrifying the routes by deploying battery electric buses. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) performed an energy consumption analysis on these two routes using the planned schedule to assess the feasibility of electrifying them both using standardized overhead fast chargers. The results of this analysis, such as the electricity use, operational cost and emission reductions will be discussed during this talk. In this study, the driving cycles, topography and bus utilization were modelled using an in-house developed tool. First hand data from manufacturers and key stakeholders in other electrification projects were gathered to complete the study.