Opportunity charging for eBuses report
Our fleet management platform for transport fleets connects to more than 1,200 charger sockets (plugin & pantograph) across the world and has registered almost 3 million charging transactions from over 1,000 vehicles since 2018.
With such rich data on charging transactions and the use of chargers, we saw the chance to provide new insights into the use of opportunity charging in public transport. To that end, we analyzed 40,000 DC charging sessions from ~190 charging stations to understand how opportunity charging keeps eBuses in service—and identify areas for improvement.
Are operators using opportunity charging for their eBuses most efficiently? Let’s take a look at the data to find out.
In this report, you’ll discover:
- How operators underuse their high-power chargers
- Tips and insights for a more efficient charging strategy
- Key stats about charging session duration and energy charged
ChargePoint brings electric vehicle (EV) charging to more people and places than ever before with the world’s largest and most open EV charging network. We design, build and support all of the technology that powers this network, from charging station hardware to energy management software to a mobile app. Our work transforms transportation and energy use by helping more people choose to drive electric.