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Title: Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Quasi-Static Wireless Power Transfer for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Transit Buses

This study evaluates the costs and benefits associated with the use of a stationary-wireless- power-transfer-enabled plug-in hybrid electric bus and determines the cost effectiveness relative to a conventional bus and a hybrid electric bus. A sensitivity sweep was performed over many different battery sizes, charging power levels, and number/location of bus stop charging stations. The net present cost was calculated for each vehicle design and provided the basis for design evaluation. In all cases, given the assumed economic conditions, the conventional bus achieved the lowest net present cost while the optimal plug-in hybrid electric bus scenario beat out the hybrid electric comparison scenario. The study also performed parameter sensitivity analysis under favorable and high unfavorable market penetration assumptions. The analysis identifies fuel saving opportunities with plug-in hybrid electric bus scenarios at cumulative net present costs not too dissimilar from those for conventional buses.
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Conference: Presented at the 2015 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 19-22 October 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Related Information: Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 19-22 October 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
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United States
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS quasi-static wireless power transfer; conventional bus; hybrid electric vehicle (HEV); plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV); hybrid electric bus (HEB); plug-in hybrid electric bus (PHEB); cost effectiveness analysis; net present cost (NPC)