Survey stand inside the electric bus. Photo: Sven Borén
The study revealed that it is possible to establish a charging infrastructure for almost all studied bus lines. However, design of a charging infrastructure for each municipality requires further investigations, including electric grid capacity analysis, smart location of charging points, and tailored schedules to allow fast charging. In conclusion, electric buses proved to be a preferable alternative for all stakeholders involved in public bus transport in the studied municipalities. However, the buses need to be charged either by stand-alone units or via an expansion of the electric grid, and the electricity should be provided through new sustainable generation capacity for electric buses to be a prominent support for sustainable development.
The authors of this study would like to thank the participating partners Blekingetrafiken, Borås lokaltrafik, Dalatrafik, Jönköpings länstrafik,Kalmar länstrafik,Länstrafiken Sörmland, Region Blekinge, Västtrafik, and municipalities in Borås, Eskilstuna, Falun, Jönköping, Kalmar, Karlskrona, Lerum, Orust,