Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Project duration:
01.08.2013 to 31.10.2016
EU contribution:
275.137 euros


Low Carbon Urban Transport - through municipal bus fleet electrification


Electric public busses offer the opportunity for emission‐free public transport. Existing (public funded) electric bus projects at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) serve as a basis for this project. The goal is to jointly develop innovative technologies and services that counteract the adverse effects of climate change and facilitate adaptation on primarily municipal, but also state, and national level. With the already on‐going collaboration of public, private, and academic partners, the results of the proposed PhD‐work aim at reaching a higher level of electric public bus transport system integration. Simulation tools not available today, but essential for an intelligent and cost‐efficient electrification, should be developed and applied to public bus fleets in order to show the potential for emission reduction and cost savings.


  • VDV-Akademie e.V., Forum für Verkehr und Logistik e.V., Germany
  Logo EIT Climate-KIC

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


External Links