Reduce the Ecological Footprint of Your Bus Fleet. We Ensure Smooth, Cost-Optimised Operations.

Why Should You Electrify Your Bus Fleet?

Reduce Your CO2 Footprint

Diesel bans in town centres are no longer unthinkable, so prepare today for the mobility of tomorrow!

Happier Passengers

Electric buses run much more quietly and smoothly than diesel buses. This enhances the travel and ride comfort of your passengers and driver.

Be an Innovator

Embrace innovation and stay ahead of the competition. Start electrifying your bus fleet today.

Electricity – Your New Fuel

With the right load balancing you can keep investment costs down, and operate your electric buses at even lower cost than diesel buses.

Get Ready to Electrify Your Buses

In order to plan and operate an electric bus fleet efficiently and cost-effectively, many factors must be taken into account. Not sure what these might be? – Don’t worry! We tell you what you need to think about here.

How far is the range of the buses?

Which routes can actually be electrified?

What charging infrastructure is available? What do AC, DC, CCS and type 2 mean?

How long will my electric bus take to charge?

Can I integrate a solar system? To what extent might stationary storage be useful?

Are there any relevant subsidies?

What are depot and opportunity charging?

What running costs should I expect? What are grid usage charges?

When do I charge e-buses?

What does it cost to charge electric buses?

Is the current grid connection suitable for charging e-buses?

Who is going to install the charging infrastructure?

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Our Services for Efficient Operations of Electric Bus Fleets

We have the right solution to all your questions concerning the electrification of your bus fleet. We support you with our expertise and experience – from the design to the running of your fleet.

1. Designing the e-Bus Fleet

To optimise the running of your electric bus fleet, your charging infrastructure should have a smart, customised design to meet your needs. We will create a innovative energy and infrastructure concept for you in five steps.

  • Evaluation of route data
  • Evaluation of the grid connection and energy landscape
  • Optimisation of charging processes with the help of our analysis software
  • Feasibility study of various scenarios
  • Creation of a customer-specific energy and infrastructure concept

Example of a Bus Fleet Analysis

A bus operator wants to replace 24 of his buses with electric buses and to build the necessary charging infrastructure. The e-buses follow specified routes and are charged with up to 150 kW of power. The electrification analysis was performed in five steps.

Our charging management tool creates an optimised charging plan based on the available data. This process enabled us to reduce the required connection capacity from 2,300 kW to 500 kW. The grid expansion costs could be reduced by € 320,000, and the bus operator can save around € 140,000 per year in annual demand rate costs.

This is practically achieved through our load balancing. Electric buses are charged depending on their schedules, ensuring that buses are fully charged in time for their next departure. The charging processes of the various vehicles are spread over the entire day and not carried out at peak times.

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2. Implementation of an Energy and Infrastructure Concept

You can draw on our many years of experience with charging infrastructure projects of all sizes when implementing your concept. We’ll be happy to support you with the following based on your needs:

  • Design and planning of site-specific charging solutions
  • Determining tendering requirements
  • Procuring the relevant components, e.g. charging stations
  • Installation by our qualified specialist partners

3. Operating the e-Bus Fleet

We ensure that your electric buses are cost-optimised and charged depending on the timetables, and therefore guarantee that your e-bus fleet runs to schedule every time. We focus on the following:

  • Meeting the charging requirements
  • Load balancing for cost-optimised operation
  • Reduction of ongoing costs for grid usage and electricity consumption
  • Monitoring and control of charging processes in the customer portal
  • Interfaces to control centres and depot management systems

Benefits of Our Load and Energy Management

Flexible, Neutral & Future-proof

For fleet operators, flexible compatibility with different charging infrastructure and bus manufacturers is critical to success, as are scalability and neutrality.

Cost-Optimised

Peak loads can be reduced using smart load balancing. Costs for grid expansion and service charges are therefore significantly reduced.

Customer-Specific

Taking individual fleet specifications and timetables into account ensures that the necessary ranges of individual vehicles are covered, and that a smooth operating process is guaranteed.

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Success Stories – Our References

Transport Operations, Germany – Bus Fleet Electrification Analysis

A bus company which operates a bus fleet for local transit in its region, among other things, wants to serve as a pioneer in the public transport sector by switching its fleet from diesel buses to electric buses. In this specific case, it is particularly important that routes around a national park are covered by zero emissions buses. We delivered a concept that will charge the fleet reliably and cost-efficiently.

Timetables with the related distances form the basis for developing our solution. Using our analysis software and smart load balancing, we develop a charging infrastructure solution via which we can reduce grid expansion. By reducing the load from 2.3 MW to 0.5 MW, the company saves investment costs of € 320,000 as well as € 140,000 annually on running costs. We also look at whether integration of a solar system with stationary storage is an option, and whether it is cost-effective for operation of the fleet.

“The Mobility House analysis makes all the difference when we’re looking to reduce the ecological footprint of our fleet. At the same time, we can ensure that our operating costs stay low.”

– managing director –

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