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Deployment of Charging Infrastructure for Battery Electric Buses
Battery electric buses (in the following article named as electric buses) are entering the public transport fleets in numerous European cities. Nevertheless some hurdles still have to be cleared on the way towards a comprehensive market launch. Besides issues like additional costs, driving range or specific tender aspects the implementation of the charging infrastructure is an important element of procurement projects. The following article intends to give a comprehensive overview of the assets and drawbacks of the charging strategies depot and opportunity charging. These are based on a brief introduction of the state of the art for each charging strategy. Furthermore practical issues will be covered by good practices from different European cities.