Existing and Future Investigation of Charging Technology for Electric Bus

  • Ziling ZengEmail author
  • Danni Cao
  • Xiaobo Qu
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 185)


Bus fleet electrification achieves momentum and inspiration within public transport aiming at further improving the mobility sustainability. In many countries, such as Sweden, China, and the USA, there are several ongoing demonstration projects of electric buses and many research projects. The charging technology development and implication is key for the expansion of electric buses and to foster it. An investigation of characteristics and benefits of various existing and future charging technologies has been created in this paper. The main types of charging infrastructure are depot charging, station charging, and inductive charging. The choice of different types is highly related to infrastructure construction, investment, and daily operation. The detailed illustration and analysis of them can provide a solid foundation to the near-future large-scale electric buses’ operation.


Electric bus Charging technology Depot charging Station charging Inductive charging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Civil EngineeringChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Rail Traffic Control and SafetyBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina

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