Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges
The good news about e-bus implementation: there are solutions to help mitigate the operational and economical risks. INIT has developed integrated solutions within the “MOBILE” suite which cover every task e-mobility requires. From simulation and planning, to dispatching, operations control and State of Charge (SoC) monitoring – there are tools available to simplify and streamline an otherwise complicated and somewhat mysterious process.
E-vehicle implementation starts with planning. INIT’s planning tool for e-buses allows agencies to simulate scenarios using specific vehicles, charging station types, passenger loads and various temperature ranges. The software then delivers the most economical plan for integrating e-vehicles into a fleet.
The most important factor when operating e-vehicles is state of charge (SoC) monitoring, since the actual range of electric vehicles is significantly harder to predict than that of vehicles with conventional combustion engines. Our new charge management system provides predictions of future energy consumption, monitors charging processes, and ensures appropriate charge management and balancing to avoid expensive peak loads.
Finally, we offer a range monitoring tool which monitors charge levels while vehicles are en route and also calculates their remaining range as accurately as possible. It uses historical operational data from the energy consumption analysis system combined with state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to generate a model for an individual vehicle’s battery consumption for specific sections of a route.
A Carefully Comprehensive Solution
INIT provides a comprehensive solution that carefully considers all aspects of e-mobility in public transit. This overall solution allows you to roll out electric vehicles in a way that is safe, controlled, and predictable – and ensures an efficient and successful operation of your fleet.