Intelligent recharging of electric bus fleets

Mobility, a VINCI Energies business unit, proposes an innovative solution for recharging electric bus fleets called Cway.

Regulations on clean buses to facilitate the transition to low-carbon energy

The French decree on low-carbon buses adopted on 12 January 2017 requires that cities of more than 250,000 inhabitants all have clean buses by 2025. Clean or alternatively-fuelled buses include fully electric buses, hybrid buses, gas buses and biofuel buses. A map of towns and cities has been drawn up according to population density and pollution in order to determine the types of buses allowed. Thus Paris and most of France’s major cities have to make the transition to all-electric. This change in the public transport landscape poses the problem of recharging. Although recharging a bus does not seem to pose a problem in itself, recharging an entire fleet of electric buses is a different story.

Cway, the solution to the problem of recharging electric bus fleets

By automatically managing the optimal recharging of each bus, Mobility addresses:

  • Cost-effectiveness: By scheduling charging, Cway eliminates consumption peaks and thus reduces infrastructure and operating costs.
  • Autonomy: By collecting and analyzing operating, bus, weather and traffic data, Cway recharges bus batteries each night according to the next day’s requirements, which guarantees optimal charging.
  • Scalability: Cway can be expanded as the bus fleet and number of lines in the network increase.
  • Simplicity: Cway makes life simpler. A single contact person will manage your turnkey project and provide an intuitive, multi-platform interface.

The collection and processing of operating, bus, weather and traffic data ensure that actions can be implemented to ensure better recharging of buses. Cway can be adapted to all electric vehicles and thus meet the needs of different conurbations.

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