Environmental assessment of various battery management systems for an electric waste collection vehicle
At a glance
The aim of the project is to analyse the environmental impact of different battery management concepts for an electric collection vehicle using a life cycle assessment approach. The following concepts will be examined in detail:
- Use of a large battery that may need to be recharged during a longer break during the day.
- Use of two smaller batteries that can be replaced during a short break.
- Charging the battery with PV current, with/without rapid charging, from the grid/buffer.
- Charging of the battery with standard current or recharging, if
there is not enough solar power available, with/without rapid
charging, from the grid/buffer.
The results are compared with the environmental impact of a current diesel collection vehicle. The aim is to find out which advantages and challenges from a sustainability perspective result from the operation of an electric collection vehicle fleet.