Developing 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.
Key commitments outlined in the COP-22 declaration include electrification of new buses by 2025. However, only 2% of the global stock of 10.4 million buses and coaches were full electric in 2018. Many cities are launching battery electric buses to reduce the emissions caused by public transport fleets. A wide spectrum of charging technologies and operational schemes have been developed as a solution to decarbonize bus systems. Depending on the charging scheme chosen, different impacts on the operating costs, public space consumption and emissions are expected along the vehicle’s lifetime. This poses problems for cities.
The solution is 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. OPTIMOB provides tools to cities and operators to overcome obstacles and barriers regarding electrification of transport services (bus charging, battery range, continuous technological evolution, etc.). The project was focused on the link between vehicle and charger, the cornerstone for their deployment in cities.
OPTIMOB reduces complexity and guides the decision-making to ensure cost-effective sustainable and durable electrified bus lines suited to your city's particular needs. The spread of electric bus services in European cities will contribute to some key social impacts such as reduction of air pollutant emissions, noise levels and GHG emissions. OPTIMOB accelerates transition towards sustainable urban mobility, and on the other hand, improve competitiveness of European cities in the mobility sector.