Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in Press information
A smart solution for clean urban transport: For this idea, e-troFit wons the International Sustainability Award of the magazine busplaner. in-tech's e-troFit concept is an innovative retrofit solution for city buses that allows existing diesel vehicles to be converted to the environmentally friendly electric drive.
Partner ZF Aftermarket supplies the driveline components as a system supplier and at the same time provides the worldwide workshop network for conversions. The goal of the partnership is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban traffic by providing conventionally powered buses with an environmentally friendly "second life" electric bus. "With e-troFit, we are enabling local authorities to quickly switch to electric mobility in local public transportation. We are therefore very pleased to receive the sustainability award" says Andreas Hager, head of the New Mobility Solutions business unit at in-tech.
About the award
The International busplaner Sustainability Award is presented every two years to companies that develop sustainable solutions for the bus and coach industry. The independent, top-class jury selects the winners in categories such as electric bus, natural gas bus, hybrid bus, concept bus, minibus and midibus, coach and hydrogen bus.
The award was presented this year on 18 March in Berlin as part of the Bus2Bus trade fair.
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
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