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Title: Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Quasi-In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Transit Buses from Fleet Perspective

This study evaluated the costs and benefits associated with the use of stationary-wireless-power-transfer-enabled plug-in hybrid electric buses and determined the cost effectiveness relative to conventional buses and hybrid electric buses. A factorial design was performed over a number of different battery sizes, charging power levels, and f bus stop charging stations. The net present costs were 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 parameter sensitivity was also investigated under favorable and unfavorable market penetration assumptions.
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Conference: Presented at the 4th Annual Conference on Electric Roads and Vehicles, 16-17 May 2016, Logan, Utah
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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 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