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

This study evaluates the costs and benefits associated with the use of a plug-in hybrid electric bus and determines the cost effectiveness relative to a conventional bus and a hybrid electric bus. A sensitivity sweep analysis was performed over a number of a different battery sizes, charging powers, and charging stations. The net present value was calculated for each vehicle design and provided the basis for the design evaluation. In all cases, given present day economic assumptions, the conventional bus achieved the lowest net present value while the optimal plug-in hybrid electric bus scenario reached lower lifetime costs than the hybrid electric bus. The study also performed parameter sensitivity analysis under low market potential assumptions and high market potential assumptions. The net present value of plug-in hybrid electric bus is close to that of conventional bus.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1227110
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5400-64089
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the IEEE-Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference 2015, 19-22 October 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Related Information: Presented at the IEEE-Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference 2015, 19-22 October 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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