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Large Scale Bus Electrification: IT Systems Checklist

  • Global
  • Asset management
  • Data
  • Electric bus
  • Fleet management
  • Information management
Bus fleet electrification

The importance of IT systems

Large scale bus electrification is not feasible without new IT systems. Just as depots need converting and routes need analysing to suit electric buses, so do IT systems need an update to facilitate their efficient operation. From charge planning to charge management and the integration with existing IT infrastructure, (which also has to be updated to provide the specific functions needed for electric buses), electrification entails big changes.

With that said, the setup of new and updating of old IT systems is an essential part of every bus electrification project. This checklist report outlines the key steps and considerations that operators must take in their journey to introduce and operate electric bus fleets. The report is intended to help Project Managers and IT Managers keep track of different aspects throughout the whole lifecycle of IT systems, from early requirements analysis to operation and maintenance of the systems.

“An important success factor for bus electrification is IT systems, as charging must be planned and managed, and range issues have to be considered in planning and operations control. This checklist guides project managers and IT system architects through all phases of a bus electrification project, from early requirements analysis to final operation.”
Dr Claus Dohmen
Head of Department, Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV)

Contents:

  • Cybersecurity, IT, and OT
  • Intended audience
  • Benefits
  • How to use this checklist
  • Part I. Process framework
    • Staged vs. green field approach
    • Generic process model
    • Staged bus fleet electrification
    • Staged IT system implementation
    • Project phases and checklist usage
  • Part II. Checklist
    • Energy procurement
    • Energy distribution
    • System design and service planning
    • Resource planning and depot management
    • Charge management
    • Operations control
    • Standards & interfaces
“As a public transport operator, it’s never easy to introduce a change, especially when it’s as important as electric buses. I believe that the Large Scale Bus Electrification IT Systems Checklist will provide essential and practical information to guide operators through the journey of electric buses on a large scale. ”
Christian Lebeuf
Executive Director of Technology, Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)
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