Examining how geographical location impacts fuel cell electric bus operational energy consumption and carbon emissions

Luke Blades, Teresa McGrath*, Juliana Early, Andrew Harris

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of geographical location on the energy consumption of double deck fuel cell electric buses operating in two UK cities. By considering seasonal variation in ambient temperature, the implications on operational carbon emissions were investigated. Using a MATLAB/Simulink model the total energy demand of a vehicle operating on the UK Bus Cycle was simulated. Results show that the range of a fuel cell electric bus can reduce by 18.3% due to seasonal and geographical ambient temperature variations. The carbon emissions associated with refuelling can change by up to 17% between summer and winter and are 20 times higher when hydrogen is produced by electrolysis using grid electricity compared to renewable electricity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransport transitions: advancing sustainable and inclusive mobility: proceedings of the 10th TRA Conference 2024
EditorsParaic Carroll, Beatriz Martinez Pastor, Bidisha Ghosh, Marina Efthymiou, Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos, Ciaran McNally
PublisherSpringer
Publication statusAccepted - 01 Mar 2024
Event10th Transport Research Arena Conference 2024 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 15 Apr 202418 Apr 2024
https://traconference.eu/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mobility
ISSN (Print)2196-5544
ISSN (Electronic)2196-5552

Conference

Conference10th Transport Research Arena Conference 2024
Abbreviated titleTRA 2024
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period15/04/202418/04/2024
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