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 Vehicle Policy
Charging Infrastructure Design and Policy
Electric Vehicle Market Scan
Electric Vehicle Lifecycle Cost
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.