This research developed a platform for designing battery-electric vehicle (BEV) route buses within an Australian context.
Design-led experiments produced three contributions to BEV route bus knowledge concluding that:
- Purpose-designed BEV route buses may achieve enhancements in passenger accommodation, vehicle design and operation;
- Large on-board battery packs significantly influence vehicle design and must be integrated with consideration for passenger accommodation and mass distribution;
- Operational strategies may mitigate energy storage effects to achieve enhancements in vehicle design and passenger accommodation.