Our experts are using innovative technology and design solutions to make the complex problem of reducing fleet emissions into an achievable strategy.

Cities around the world are being crippled with record levels of smog and congestion from fossil fuel-based transportation modes. WSP is working with policy makers, fleet operators, and various levels of government to achieve adoption of zero-emission vehicles and public transit bus fleets. 

We specialise in solving complex problems such as reducing a city’s or region’s smog through the adoption of emerging electric propulsion technology. Our areas of practice include:

Electric Vehicles

  • Electric Vehicle Policy
  • Charging Infrastructure Design and Policy
  • Electric Vehicle Market Scan
  • Electric Vehicle Lifecycle Cost
  • Electric Buses

 Electric Buses

  • Electric Market Scan
  • Charging Analysis (End-point and On-route)
  • Electric Route Simulation and Optimization
  • Electric vs. Diesel vs. CNG (Total cost of ownership)
  • Environmental Impact Analysis 
  • Bus Maintenance Facility Design - Electric Vehicles
  • Standard Operating Procedures - Electric Vehicles
  • Operations and Maintenance Analysis
  • Training and GAP Analysis
  • Vehicle Technical Specification – Electric
  • Electric Bus Pilot Monitoring and Development
  • Electric Bus Feasibility studies

WSP Involvement Across the World

WSP has developed a proprietary simulation tool called BOLT (Bus Optimisation Lifecycle Tool). BOLT simulates electric bus routes and creates a system network electrifiable index for agencies to understand which route can be electrified today. The tool’s business intelligence dashboard provides users with comparisons of various battery sizes and charging platforms over the operating lifecycle.

Our EV experts are active on all continents to help in the establishment of transportation programs that will have long-lasting results. In Canada, WSP is currently providing electric bus feasibility studies for Halifax Transit and Calgary Transit. In the United States, WSP has provided electric vehicle charging infrastructure design for IndyGO (Indianapolis, Indiana) and provided a comprehensive feasibility study for King County Metro Transit (Seattle, Washington), which has the largest fleet order of electric buses in the US today.

WSP has also worked on electric bus projects in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In the UK, WSP has helped develop policy around London’s private electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure. WSP has conducted multiple feasibility studies in Sweden for the adoption of electric buses.