Implementing and operating electric buses efficiently

Public transit agencies face a number of challenges when implementing electric buses. Various aspects have to be considered and many strategic decisions must be made. A solution that comprises all aspects of electromobility, focuses on operational processes and supports the efficient management of e-buses is required. 

What INIT can help you to achieve

Implementation phase

  • Cost-effective investment decisions
  • Determination of an optimal charging concept
  • Processing of the implementation in a secure, well-ordered and calculable way

In operations

  • Comprehensive solution that comprises all operational processes
  • Permanent overview of the e-buses’ state-of-charge
  • Smooth operations of e-bus fleets through reliable range prediction
  • Cost-savings by avoiding charge peaks, optimized calculations of required charges, energy-efficient driving as well as optimized maintenance

INIT's eMOBILE-ITCS enables us to monitor and control all vehicle types in one central system. Our dispatchers receive a quick and comprehensive overview of the current state-of-charge and the remaining range. This simplifies their work.

Reinhard Renja

Project manager for the introduction of ITCS and TETRA digital radio Rheinbahn AG

Optimizing economical outcomes

Making strategic decisions. In the planning system, eMOBILE-PLAN, you can use simulations to gather important information and determine exactly which e-buses are right for your transit system. It identifies the best charging strategy for your public transit agency based on how high investment and operations costs might be for the different options. Based upon that information, you can make economically sound decisions – and minimize risks at the same time.  Furthermore, it identifies specific parameters such as varying outside temperatures or your route’s topology and provides efficient optimization algorithms so blocks are created that are both economical and robust.

Monitoring and operations control

The route profile, traffic jams, starts and stops, the need for air conditioning and above all, the driver’s individual driving style have a direct impact on total energy consumption. With the significantly reduced overall range, there is increased risk of a vehicle coming to a standstill. Charge levels can now be monitored remotely from the control center. When needed, various actions can be taken.


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Cost-effective charging management is guaranteed by MOBILEcharge: It ensures that all buses are at your disposal on time, sufficiently charged and preconditioned. At the same time, expensive load peaks are avoided. For an intelligent management of the charging processes the charging management should be connected with the depot management system MOBILEDMS. Because it is there that all information about planned blocks of the following day and the consequently required charge capacity is known.

Further features such as a system for energy-efficient driving complete the 360-degree-solution by INIT. Ensuring public transport companies can successfully meet all challenges presented by electromobility.

With its newly adapted systems and modern applications, INIT provides a comprehensive solution that carefully considers all aspects of e-mobility in public transit. This overall solution allows public transit agencies to roll out e-mobility in a way that is safe, controlled, and predictable – and over all ensures an efficient and successful operation of their e-bus fleet.

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INIT at Persontrafik 2018

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