e-troFit GmbH and Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH have joined forces in what they term a preferred partnership. The aim of the collaboration is to make greater use of synergies in the field of commercial vehicle electrification and to benefit from the partners’ value chains – whether in the conversion of vehicles or in the production of new vehicles. Paul Nutzfahrzeuge und e-troFit work more closely together on the development, production and subsequent sale of their solutions and products in the DACH region in order to achieve even greater process efficiency.
Clearly assigned roles: Development skills meet expertise in vehicle manufacturing
As a pioneer and innovator in the conversion of commercial vehicles, e-troFit has extensive experience in the field of technology development and the continuous optimisation of emission-free electric drive systems. The innovative core and unique selling point of the vehicle manufacturer’s development is the Vehicle Control Unit (VCU), a complex software package for controlling the entire vehicle system while ensuring functional safety in accordance with the highest automotive industry standard, ISO 26262.
As an experienced vehicle builder, Paul Nutzfahrzeuge manages the production or conversion of the vehicles and the associated integration and design of the drive systems. The company is a European market leader in the field of specialist vehicle construction and carries out chassis conversions, axle modifications, frame extensions and special configurations on up to 1,000 commercial vehicles a year.
Development and production targets through to 2030
Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH has already produced two e-troFit GmbH urban buses and used them as demonstration vehicles. More vehicles are currently being manufactured. The two companies together plan to electrify up to 50 commercial vehicles, both urban buses as well as trucks (up to 23t), by the end of 2021. The cooperation plans to electrify up to 300 commercial vehicles by 2022. In addition, the partners have agreed on the joint development and production of new vehicles as well as conversion solutions for fuel cell propulsion. Well over 5,000 city buses and trucks are to be electrified together and brought onto the market by 2030.
e-troFit is currently the only provider to meet all requirements of the BMVI (Federal Ministry of transport and Digital infrastructure) criteria catalog in series quality!
freely available catalog of criteria creates orientation and security for
purchasers of commercial vehicles and guarantees the safe and reliable use of
converted commercial vehicles.
This is an important signal to the market and an elementary prerequisite for the use of retrofitting solutions as a technologically high-quality supplement to new electric vehicles in the market - in order to achieve the climate targets more quickly by joining forces.