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Matching electric buses with optimal routes – A new tool that helps make good decisions

Publication Year: 2020

Author(s): Xie Y


The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the largest public transit bus operator in India, has big plans for battery-electric buses. It could purchase as many as 1,800 of them in the next several years, and the Karnataka state government aims to transition all 6,500 of BMTC’s buses to zero-emission vehicles by 2030. Some support for this will come from the Government of India’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME II) program.

This blogpost by the ICCT highlights the study published in its working paper "Strategies for deploying zero-emission bus fleets: Development of real-world drive cycles to simulate zero-emission technologies along existing bus routes" in which a new methodology has been developed to identify representative drive cycles based on real-world bus performance data in Bangalore.

Country: India

Publisher/Organisation: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)

Rights: International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Public

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