Lessons learned in other projects

Lessons learned in CHIC

  • A teething period is to be expected at the operation’s start, in which the availability of the buses may be lower than expected. The length of the teething period depends on the training of the maintenance staff, maturity of the vehicle technology, components and integration
  • It is also recommended that the acceptance tests for the vehicles are made more comprehensive to evaluate vehicle real performance. A minimum mileage should be considered as “tests” before the buses enter full service/operation
  • In addition new acceptance protocols appropriate to an electric drivetrain are required which go over and above those developed for a conventional mechanical drivetrain (test of communications, test of cycling behavior etc.)