Starting signal for the sale of new variants and suitable charging
State-of-the-art technology turns diesel buses into environmentally
friendly electric buses
- ”The cheapest way to
electromobility”: environmentally friendly and economical
will be presenting its electrification solution for diesel buses at the busworld
Europe exhibition in Brussels to be held from October 18th to
October 23rd. A kit for the Citaro I has been available for order
since March – at the exhibition, the company will be giving the green light and
launch the sale of new variants with which other bus models can be converted to
All models use the same
latest technology that is used in newest vehicles: In addition to ZF’s electric
drive axle, the buses will also be equipped with the latest battery technology,
which combines high energy density and low weight.
Mobility that is environmentally friendly and
economically viable at the same time
”e-troFit is the cheapest way to electromobility,”
says CEO Andreas Hager. “Compared to new purchases, retrofitting is an
extremely interesting and cost-effective alternative thanks to lower
acquisition costs and faster delivery times.” And the electrification solution
is also economically competitive in comparison with a diesel bus: “According to
the TCO calculation, we can already say that e-troFit is cheaper than a diesel bus
throughout the entire life cycle of the bus,” Hager continues.
conversion to an electric drive is also ecologically viable, because that way,
a diesel vehicle will completely disappear from the road. “Instead of
continuing to be driven as a used vehicle somewhere else, with e-troFit, diesel
buses will receive a second life and will be driven in the future in an
environmentally friendly and locally emission-free manner, thus becoming a future-proof
solution for the operators.”
Charging infrastructure as an additional offer
e-troFit focuses on an all-round offer for
operators who rely on electromobility: “Our customers want to enter the world
of electromobility quickly and easily. That's why we offer a turnkey solution
that makes an uncomplicated changeover possible,” says Hager. Therefore, the company
also sells suitable charging stations for electric buses and supports customers
in project planning and design of the necessary infrastructure.
can find e-troFit at busworld in Brussels, from October 18th to
October 23rd in Hall 1, Stand 124B.
cordially invite you to our press conference as part of the exhibition. After the press conference, our experts will be happy to
answer your questions over some snacks and drinks.
Date: Friday, October 18th, 4 p.m.
Location: Hall 1, Stand 124B (e-troFit
e-troFit - electrifying transportation! The German, privately financed start-up company with headquarters in Ingolstadt and offices in Garching near Munich employs about 50 people. e-troFit is represented with three further sales and development locations in Austria, Italy and Spain.
e-troFit is the first digital OEM worldwide (without own warehousing and production) to offer innovative solutions for the electrification (retrofitting) of used and new commercial vehicles such as trucks in distribution traffic, buses in public transport as well as municipal vehicles.
e-troFit is ISO 9001 certified and thus the only provider of retrofitting solutions to guarantee operational safety according to international standards of the automotive industry such as functional safety ISO 26262. e-troFit's international partner network guarantees service and availability in Europe.
With its holistic approach including telematics, charging infrastructure, fleet management and autonomous driving the company designs quickly realizable and cost-efficient solution packages for a sustainable change in mobility and a "Second Life" of diesel commercial vehicles. They effectively support the implementation of the CO2 savings targets according to the European Green Deal Agreement and the Clean Vehicles Directive, which will apply from 2021 on.
e-troFit has been awarded the German Mobility Prize (2018) and the Austrian VCÖ Mobility Prize (2019) and was voted as one of the top 50 startups in Europe in the field of mobility (2020, EUSP).
Further information: www.e-trofit.com