ASSURED Demos will be held in five cities in Europe that will test different solutions aiming to advance the uptake of electric commercial fleets in cities.
Bus / Trucks Interoperability Demonstration
Partners involved: VOLVO (lead), ABB, VTT, UITP, POLIS, VUB
The demo in Gothenburg kicked off on 21 October 2021. The objective of this demo is to prove that an electric delivery truck can be charged by the same electric bus charging system. The demo demonstrated the interoperability between trucks and different versions of buses (one 12m electric bus with opportunity charging (300kW) and two 18m e-buses with high-power opportunity charging (450kW) sharing the same fast charging infrastructure.
Bus / Chargers Interoperability Demonstration
Partners involved: TMB, UITP, VDL Bus & Coach, Irizar, Jema, Heliox and ABB
This demo tests the interoperability between buses and chargers with panto-up technology in real operation, supported by the ASSURED 1.0 Interoperability Reference developed in the framework of the project.
Bus / Chargers Interoperability Demonstrations
Partners involved: Stadtwerke Osnabrück, UITP, Volvo, ABB
This demo tests the interoperability between buses and chargers with panto-down technology in real operation, supported by the ASSURED 1.0 Interoperability Reference developed in the framework of the project.
Eindhoven, the NethERLANDS
Electric Bus Fleet upscale
Partners involved: VDL (lead), HELIOX, SCHOLT, ENEXIS, UITP, VUB
The demo in Eindhoven will test smart tools for fleet level optimimsation and innovative storage system and charging management strategies. The demo will be executed with a VDL BEV vehicle derived from the existing articulated 18 m BEV’s and by using the infrastructure and the bus fleet of 43 buses located in the city of Eindhoven and operated by Transdev/Connexxion. Mining and processing the available real-time data from the operational E-bus fleet, chargers, local energy sources and storage opportunities will be conducted, extrapolated and simulated in models for further optimisation of the operator timetables and the related processes for the anticipated fleet.
More info coming soon.