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

Stertil-Koni reports record 2014 sales, honors top distributors

Company President Dr. Jean DellAmore saluted the efforts of the entire Stertil-Koni distributor network at its recent annual meeting and welcomed twelve companies into the company’s highly acclaimed “Million Dollar Club.”

Antelope Valley Transit experiments with digital bus ads

Other cash-strapped California transit agencies, facing rising operating costs, are watching the potentially lucrative test run with interest, as current state law restricts digital signage on buses to route and service information.

Calif. purchase incentives now available for New Flyer electric buses

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project was created by the California Air Resources Board to speed the early market introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric vehicles and is administered and implemented through a partnership with CALSTART.

REI receives New Flyer's gold 'Supplier' award

The company was recognized for exceeding delivery expectations for the fourth year in a row.

Luxury bus Leap Transit shut down for operating illegally

The startup was recently granted what’s known as the “authority to operate” — a precursor to an official license. But by driving its route between the Marina district and the Financial District without a license, regulators determined that Leap was breaking the law, according to SFGate.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close