Bus

Siemens localizes electric-drive systems production

Posted on March 6, 2013

Siemens localized production of its ELFA hybrid traction electric-drive systems to its manufacturing plant located in Alpharetta, Ga., a move that allows a quicker response to the production and service needs of its customers in North America, as well as meeting “Buy America” compliance.

The company has begun production of inverters, inductors and voltage protection modules this month, as well as the assembly of its electric drive systems within roof rack configurations for transit buses.

“We see continued growth in the bus transit and truck markets, as hybrid and all-electric drive technology incorporates many of the attributes that transit organizations and commercial fleets seek when looking to expand their fleets in a sustainable and cost-effective manner,” says Thomas Orberger, hybrid drives business manager for Siemens Drive Technologies Division.

Hybrid drives help reduce noise pollution and emissions, increase efficiency, lower energy consumption, increase vehicle range and lower lifecycle costs, according to Orberger,.

Siemens has a long history of developing hybrid and all-electric drive technology, delivering more than 1,500 power train systems worldwide, consisting of electric traction motors, generators, inverters, energy storage systems and controls with Siemens software.

The company’s GA400 location manufactures large traction drives used for transportation (light rail and heavy rail) and mining applications (trucks, shovels and draglines) as well as low voltage drives for the water/wastewater, paper and metals industries in the NAFTA market.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Boston bus driver accused of assaulting snowball thrower

The driver is being charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He was on duty during the Tuesday night incident in Lynn’s Central Square, but an MBTA spokesman did not specify if he was driving the bus at the time

Detroit bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes into 8 vehicles

The driver was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation on Wednesday and could face 93 days in jail.

Maine school district likely to have students use public transit

Starting this fall, the roughly 2,000 students at Portland's three high schools will receive a Metro pass.

Allison,Cummins hybrid-electric system recieves CARB certification

Allows sales of model year 2015 Allison H 40/50 EP™ hybrid propulsion system paired with the Cummins ISB6.7 and ISL9 diesel-electric hybrid engines for transit buses and coaches.

N.Y. MTA expands courtesy ads to bus system

The campaign is similar to the one developed for subways, with the focus on reminding passengers that avoiding certain behaviors can ensure a faster and more pleasant ride for everyone. Reminders include step aside to let others off first; remove your backpack; and don’t clip your nails on the bus.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close