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Design and Implementation of an Electric Skibus Line in North Italy

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Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, 20156 Milano, Italy
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CanmetENERGY Research Centre, Natural Resources Canada Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1, Canada
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Academic Editor: Alessandro Ruvio
Energies 2021, 14(23), 7925; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14237925
Received: 10 November 2021 / Revised: 16 November 2021 / Accepted: 20 November 2021 / Published: 26 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electric Systems for Transportation 2021)
To enhance the current Public Transport (PT) service in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, this work tries to plan fully a new electric Skibus line connecting the cities of Santa Caterina and Livigno. As a first try outside the city environment, the electrification study is set on a limited mountain zone hence featured by steep grades and cold temperatures. In the first part of the paper, the energy consumed by an electric bus working in such a context is assessed, and from the learned outcomes, proper charging infrastructure is proposed. From the found results, the introduction of a new electric bus line in the chosen region seems feasible. Finally, in the last part of the work the performances of an electric bus fleet are compared with that of a diesel one, in terms of fuel costs and Well-to-Wheel (WTW) emissions. The results prove that an electric fleet would be more convenient for both the economic and the environmental aspects. View Full-Text
Keywords: electric bus; public transport electrification; bus charging infrastructure; energy bus consumption; transportation electric bus; public transport electrification; bus charging infrastructure; energy bus consumption; transportation
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Leone, C.; Sturaro, L.; Geroli, G.; Longo, M.; Yaici, W. Design and Implementation of an Electric Skibus Line in North Italy. Energies 2021, 14, 7925. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14237925

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Leone C, Sturaro L, Geroli G, Longo M, Yaici W. Design and Implementation of an Electric Skibus Line in North Italy. Energies. 2021; 14(23):7925. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14237925

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Leone, Carola, Laura Sturaro, Giacomo Geroli, Michela Longo, and Wahiba Yaici. 2021. "Design and Implementation of an Electric Skibus Line in North Italy" Energies 14, no. 23: 7925. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14237925

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