Electrifying your public transportation fleet isn’t (only) about hardware choices
The electrification of public transportation may be slow, but it’s bound to happen. Most experts focus on “hardware” choices: the buses, batteries and chargers agencies and operators should purchase. It makes sense to ask those questions: EV deployments are expensive and there is a need to mitigate risks, to not discover that the ranges, charging requirements or vehicle count required for a given service is different than planned.
Indeed, what is often overlooked is the need for software to properly plan for and schedule EVs. EV planning and scheduling pose complex challenges.