Fleet Electrification Project:
Via Mobility Services
Feasibility Study and Charging Infrastructure Sizing
Client: Via Mobility Services
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Via Mobility is a non-profit transit agency that focuses on providing public transportation services in the State of Colorado operating a fleet of ~180 vehicles that includes a mix of light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles.
As Via Mobility and the City of Boulder make a commitment to reduce GHG emissions and convert their fleet to an all-electric fleet, the fleet requires route analysis, bus battery sizing, building charging infrastructure, and upgrades to electrical infrastructure.
Microgrid Labs (MGL) is supporting the transition and adoption of electric vehicles by conducting preliminary analysis including modeling the charging process, quantifying the electrical demands, assessing the impact on the electrical network, and optimizing the size of the charging infrastructure.
The modeling also includes recommendations for installing solar PV, battery energy storage systems, and other sources of on-site generation in order to reduce the operating cost, increase renewable-based generation and build resiliency for the bus service and for the city.