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 means sustainable mobility: The company's professional retrofit solutions for diesel vehicles provides a quick entry into electric mobility. With e-troFit, commercial vehicles including buses and trucks can be equipped with eco-friendly electric drives. e-troFit provides diesel vehicles with an environmentally friendly "second life" and makes an active contribution to reducing traffic emissions.
The e-troFit solution has won several awards, including the German Mobility Prize, which is awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
e-troFit GmbH has its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany and is a 100% subsidiary of Munich-based tech company in-tech.