Design, manufacture, and environmental sustainability evaluations of advanced electric medium duty bus 'WEB for Suntory'

Kento Tanaka, Shota Kimura, Yuto Miyasaka, Toshio Hirota, Yushi Kamiya, Yasuhiro Daisho

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This paper describes the design and manufacture of a highly practical electric medium duty bus called the WEB for Suntory (WEB: Waseda electric bus). The new electric medium duty bus has a 55-passenger capacity, which is significantly greater than the other vehicles in the WEB series. This project prioritized weight reduction and maximization of the passenger compartment space to develop a bus that meets the requirements for short distance transportation and very frequent charging. A new compact powertrain system incorporating the minimum number of lithium-ion batteries was developed. The intended purpose of the bus is to convey passengers on a plant tour along a steep and low-velocity route located at the foot of a mountainous region. The merits of an electric bus make it particularly suited to this usage scenario and route, which require environmentally sustainable transportation. The dynamic performance and environmental sustainability of the bus were evaluated based on long-term actual driving data. The results found that adopting this bus on this route greatly reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions due to its efficient dynamic performance and energy regeneration system. The bus was charged from the solar power generation system installed at the plant, thereby further reducing CO2 emissions and running costs.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2013 World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN(電子版)9781479938322
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 10 1
イベント27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
継続期間: 2013 11 172013 11 20

出版物シリーズ

名前2013 World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014

Conference

Conference27th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition, EVS 2014
国/地域Spain
CityBarcelona
Period13/11/1713/11/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 自動車工学
  • 燃料技術

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