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India has a broad coastline in which several new ports are being developed and the existing ports are being expanded to cater to future maritime trade, and the amount of maritime traffic is expected to increase at all the ports. With the growing seaport infrastructure, there is a need to employ more Short Endurance Marine Vessels (SEMV) to administer the port operations effectively. As the world moves towards a greener future, replacing marine vessels' diesel engines with electric propulsion systems is quintessential to reduce the carbon footprint at the Indian seaports. 

In February 2020, the Georgia Power Company commercialized a one-megawatt solar array directly adjacent to the southbound lanes of Interstate 85, at the off-ramp of Exit 14, in LaGrange, GA. The project developed deliberately along a stretch of Georgia interstate known as “The Ray Highway,” is the third in the nation to utilize the interstate property for renewable energy generation. The 2,600 ground-mounted solar panels on just over four acres of “right-of-way” (ROW) also pilots the use of native, flowering plants as ground cover within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to install pollinator-friendly ROW solar

Abstract – This paper gives a mini overview of the recent research and works in the sector of electric vehicles. The paper describes the main part of electric vehicles and their work. The major components are battery, motor, charger, steering, and braking. The paper finally shows basic concepts of electric vehicles with working. There are electric buses in the main focus of this paper. The solar system also can be used for electric busses and this is described in this paper.

Keywords – Electric vehicle, motor, braking system, battery systems, hybrid system

Introduction

Regulations are tightening across the world for both light and commercial vehicles, pushing the market to look toward electrification solutions to reduce emissions. In an industry that is ever-evolving, learning from use cases and maintaining flexibility is critical to optimizing performance and being well-positioned for the future.

With predictable miles traveled, driving routes charging times, and returning to a home base every evening, school buses have proven to make an ideal case study for identifying the best formula for electrification. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), school buses travel about 12,000 miles on average annually [1], with approximately 85 stops and about three hours of operation per day [2]. With plenty of city driving, a lot of stops, and a variety of road conditions, school bus routes also help identify ways to optimize regenerative braking, vehicle range, hill hold issues, and grade ability needs, among other factors.


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