vehicles face a difficult future in urban areas: Due to their high emission
values, many cities try to get rid of diesel vehicles. That also affects local
public transport operators – consequently, the demand for electric buses is rising.
However, exchanging entire fleets is an expensive endeavor.
So why not
convert existing vehicles to electric drive and continue to use them
sustainably? The retrofit solution e-troFit makes its international debut at
the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm. Thanks to e-troFit,
conventional diesel buses turn into eco-friendly electric vehicles and make an
active contribution to reducing emissions in cities.
Strong partnership with ZF Aftermarket
based on many years of experience in automotive development: e-troFit is a
subsidiary of in-tech, a Munich-based technology company with extensive
experience in the automotive industry. e-troFit can be ordered from now on, the
first buses will be delivered in the 4th quarter of 2019.
Aftermarket, e-troFit has secured a strong partner for the market launch. As a
system supplier, ZF supplies powertrain components for the e-troFit kit. With
its global workshop network, ZF also doubles as a retrofitting and service
enables individual solutions for local transport companies: The battery capacity and range of the buses
are tailored to the individual requirements of each operator on the basis of a
route analysis - saving costs and weight. Conversion with e-troFit is on
average 50% cheaper than an electrically powered new vehicle.
e-troFit at UITP Global Public Transport Summit
exhibits at UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm from June 10th
to June 12th. Find us at booth A5074.
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