The following article will analyze the benefits of hybridizing the drivetrain of a diesel bus with a Lithium-ion Capacitor based rechargeable energy storage system. The high power capability and high energy density of LICs compared to Electrical Double-Layer Capacitors make them an interesting candidate for usage as a peak power system in a hybrid bus. A backwards simulation program is developed in order to model the drivetrain of the hybrid bus and the moving average power control strategy is implemented to manage the power flows within the drivetrain. As a case study, a demonstrator bus of De Lijn is modelled and the performance is analysed by following the Millbrook London Transport Bus Cycle, which resulted in a consumption of 32,4l/100km.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2015
EventAdvanced Automotive & Stationary Battery Conference - Mainz, Germany
Duration: 26 Jan 201529 Jan 2015


ConferenceAdvanced Automotive & Stationary Battery Conference

    Research areas

  • Lithium-Ion Capacitor, Hybrid bus

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