The objective of the project is to support the trial of light electric vehicles at a mine site. In particular, the student work will focus on two areas:

Data collection and analysis to monitor and assess the performance of the electric vehicles

Design a power supply system to support the conversion of the whole light vehicle fleet. The supply system will include:

  • Assessment of future power demand assuming conversion of all fleet
  • Mapping the location of charging stations throughout the underground network
  • Optimal charging protocols to minimise impact on operation productivity