Pan-Canadian Electric Vehicle Energy Consumption, State of Charge, & Vehicle Simulation Modelling for Heavy Duty Powertrain Systems and High-Powered Charging

A simulation tool was developed to support electric-bus deployment projects by predicting operational benefits, total CO2e savings, and charging requirements. The model is based on the original code developed via collaborations through the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I. The main inputs of the model include physical characteristics of the bus, route topography, ridership, powertrain efficiencies, route scheduling, and driving speeds. The model can calculate e-bus energy consumption, as well as battery state-of-charge, time required to charge, and total electricity consumed.

Project Partners:

Industry

ABB Group Brampton Transit New Flyer Industries Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Nova Bus Siemens Canada TransLink York Region Transit

Academic

Queen’s University University of Ontario – Institute of Technology University of Victoria