Optimal Charging Infrastructure Design for Battery Electric Buses

Seattle and Portland have experienced increasingly severe congestion and associated impacts such as emissions and decreased productivity (Lindblom, 2017). To address such issues, transit agencies across the region have established ambitious goals to transition to “zero-emissions” bus fleets. For example, in the greater Seattle area, King County Metro Transit (Metro) has committed to reaching a zero-emissions fleet by 2040, which will be achieved in part by employing approximately 1800 battery electric buses (BEBs). The objective of this project is to develop models, methods, and procedures to determine the optimal locations of charging stations for BEBs and apply them in collaboration with Metro. The research contributes to improve “System-Wide Efficiency” of PacTrans themes by supporting system integration and optimization to improve the multimodal transportation system.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $80000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Project Managers:

    Ban, Xuegang

  • Performing Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    201 More Hall, Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ban, Xuegang

  • Start Date: 20200916
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220915
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01764501
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 5 2021 1:26PM