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Retrofit all-Electric Bus for reduced Operator Operating costs in urban Transport (REBOOT)


Retrofit all-Electric Bus for reduced Operator Operating costs in urban Transport (REBOOT)

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The REBOOT project aims to significantly improve the competitiveness of European urban bus operators through the development of a retrofit all-electric drive system that replaces diesel engines. The objectives of our project include:

  • To develop a retrofit all-electric drive system, battery and recharger pack for an 18 tonne bus that weighs less than 2.2 tonnes (the weight of a diesel drive) with the capacity to travel 160km
  • A final system price of €120,000 that delivers a payback to the operator within 3 years
  • To deliver an 80% reduction in fuel operating cost for bus operators

In Phase 1, our objectives include:

  • Conduct market sounding activities with at least 10 organisations comprising of customers, regulators and industry experts
  • Identify and establish strategic partnerships with at least 3 European industry partners in our value chain and 2 research institutions capable of enhancing the development and commercialisation of REBOOT
  • Identify and secure at least 1 location and operator for the pilot trial / demonstration of REBOOT
  • Evaluate an initial technology concept design using a design simulation package
  • Conduct a comprehensive review of the IP landscape and identify management strategies
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
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Lead Organisation: 

Magnetic Systems Technology Limited

S11 8FT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
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