Green Energy and Technology

Electric and Hybrid Buses for Urban Transport

Energy Efficiency Strategies

Authors: Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu, Iclodean, Calin, Mariasiu, Florin

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  • Systematically assesses the performance of electric and hybrid buses in urban areas
  • Presents a complete set of technical scenarios and case studies 
  • Discusses key developments in intelligent vehicle technologies
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This book provides a systematic assessment of the performance of electric and hybrid buses in urban areas on a daily basis and presents a complete set of technical scenarios to promote their efficient exploitation. It will also help readers understand how future buses will perform on specific roads and how the latest technologies can be integrated into existing fleets by proposing a methodology for evaluating the energy consumption for general and specific routes and scenarios. 
Covering all aspects relating to the daily use of electric and hybrid buses, including maintenance strategies, power train configuration, battery replacements, route evaluation, and charging speed, emphasis is placed on energy efficiency and effective implementation. Addressing key developments in intelligent vehicle technologies, the book presents innovative transportation technologies and a broad range of topics in transportation-related sustainability research, from vehicle systems and design, to mass transit systems.

About the authors

Bogdan Ovidiu Varga is currently Associate Professor at the Automotive and Transport Department, Faculty of Mechanics, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and is coordinator of the Alternative Propulsion Systems course. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca after studying in Germany (University of Hohenheim), Italy (Università di Bologna) and Greece (National Technical University of Athens). In 2015 he published with a team of colleagues Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles- Advanced Simulation Methodologies, ISBN: 978-3-319-18638-2, © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, 524 pages, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-18639-9.In 2015 Varga finished his Post-Doctoral research with the theme “Energy efficiency of vehicles equipped with hybrid or electrical powertrain for urban public transport”, he also became Habilitat PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2015.Since 2011, he has been Technical Juridical Expert for the Romanian Ministry of Justice in the field of Automotive and Equipment for Vehicles Control and, from 2013, an associate member of Federation International des Experts en Automobile. He also acts as editor in “Automotive Engineering and Transportation Science & Technology” domains for Central European Journal of Engineering and as reviewer for several mainstream scientific journals. 
Calin Iclodean is currently Senior Lecturer at the Automotive and Transport Department, Faculty of Mechanics, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, since 2013, after studying for his PhD also in Graz, Austria at AVL List GmbH (AVL BOOST and AVL CRUISE specialization). He graduated from the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Department of Applied Electronics of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, in 1994, and has 20 years of working and business experience in IT&C.
Florin Mariasiu is currently Associate Professor at the Automotive and Transport Department, Faculty of Mechanics, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His research interests include the impact of renewable sources use in transportation, the effects of emergent and future technologies and related effects on environment, dependence between traffic intensity and pollutant emissions, scenarios of economic and social effects caused by increasing use of renewable sources, consumers’ attitude and perception of renewable sources and bio-technologies used in economy. He is also editor of “Energy & Fuels” domain for Central European Journal of Engineering and reviewer for several mainstream scientific journals.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Energetic Efficiency of Vehicles Equipped with Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems

    Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Development and Implementation of the Hybrid and Electric Systems Architecture Through Methods of Numerical Analysis

    Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu (et al.)

    Pages 25-83

  • Study Case: Comparative Analysis Regarding the Buses Used for Urban Public Transportation for People Within Cluj-Napoca Municipality

    Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu (et al.)

    Pages 85-103

  • Virtual Infrastructure Design of the Routes Used in Computer Simulations

    Varga, Bogdan Ovidiu (et al.)

    Pages 105-133

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41248-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82307-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electric and Hybrid Buses for Urban Transport
Book Subtitle
Energy Efficiency Strategies
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41249-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41249-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41248-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82307-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 314
Number of Illustrations
188 b/w illustrations
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