Fleet Electrification Project:
Fleet Electrification Feasibility Study
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
GoRaleigh provides public transportation for Raleigh, North Carolina, operating 27 fixed routes throughout the city. GoRaleigh is electrifying its public transport bus fleet in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
Microgrid Labs (MGL) supported this effort by conducting route analysis to identify routes that can be electrified. With the routes identified, MGL did physics-based modeling to identify the bus battery size required in order to reliably operate the electric buses on each specific route taking into consideration battery lifetime and degradation.
Further, MGL did mathematical modeling to recommend the electric vehicle charging infrastructure required to support the charging requirements of the electric fleet. This included identifying the type of chargers, number of chargers, capabilities of the chargers, location of chargers, charging schedule, etc.