EUniS

IKEM is examining the interaction between local public transport and the energy industry in an integrated electromobility concept for public buses

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EUniS

IKEM is examining the interaction between local public transport and the energy industry in an integrated electromobility concept for public buses

Project

Urgent action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector so that Germany can achieve its climate targets. Coupling the electricity and transport sectors via electromobility is the most promising strategy for decarbonising road transport. Electromobility projects have so far focused primarily on private transport. The EUniS project is shifting the focus to public transport in rural areas: together with the Ludwigslust-Parchim transport company (VLP), a comprehensive transport and energy management concept for the electrification and system integration of public buses is being developed and tested in real-world conditions. The project is based on the idea that public buses are not only particularly suitable for electrification due to the plannable travel cycles and downtimes, but can also provide system services through controlled charging. For example, the storage function of the buses is intended to help prevent network bottlenecks in an electricity system based on renewable energies.

In EUniS, IKEM responsible for the accompanying legal research. IKEM identifies regulatory obstacles, develops options for action for a legally secure implementation of the project and writes legal studies on the system integration of e-buses in public transport. These should be able to be used as a blueprint for comparable projects.

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