Namaste Battery Buses!
About 17 million inhabitants, over 5,000 buses – the dimensions of public transport in India’s capital Delhi far exceed the local conditions. The Fraunhofer IVI supports Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd. in the conversion of about 1,000 of their vehicles to battery-electric propulsion. In addition to carrying out operation potential analyses with the help of energy balances, the institute will also dimension the charging infrastructure (both charging devices and charging stations). Furthermore, they will compare different operation concepts and their corresponding charging concepts. Among other things, the electric buses are supposed to contribute to the significant improvement of Delhi’s air quality from 2020 on.