Refitting instead of re-buying: a new lease of life for diesel buses

First e-trofit bus with Valeo HVAC system at eMove360° exhibition

At the world’s biggest trade fair for electromobility and networked and autonomous driving “eMove360°” in Munich from 16–18 October 2018, in-tech GmbH presented itself with its first e-trofit prototype bus.

The engineering company specialising in electronics and software has set itself the goal of converting existing diesel buses to electric drive – classic retrofitting that is modularly and individually adapted to the different customer requirements. Compared to the new purchase of an e-bus, a conversion is up to 50% less costly and gives the diesel bus, so-to-speak, a new lease of life. In addition, this approach saves the consumption of valuable resources and the solution is therefore extremely sustainable. Besides the total electrification of the drive, the refitting is focused on the complete replacement of the vehicle’s HVAC system. In this project, Valeo is responsible for the total heating and air conditioning works, and supplies all the necessary devices and components.

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