Hybrid technology

Hybrid technology for public transit buses

Air pollution in cities, rising fuel prices and millions of people relying on public transportation day in day out: As an expert in bus drive systems, Voith already has the answer to tomorrow's questions. ElvoDrive: A sustainable hybrid technology for any application.


Technology concept ElvoDrive


Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
Bus Drives
Alexanderstraße 2
89522 Heidenheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7321 37-8579
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ElvoDrive – optimal for heavy urban traffic


The standard hybrid system ElvoDrive transmits the required power as 100% electrical energy. The generator and the drive motor feature extremely high efficiency across a wide operating range. The best conditions for minimal consumption and low emissions. This makes it ideal for heavy urban traffic with many stops and lower average speeds. 100% electrical propulsion over certain distances? No problem for the ElvoDrive.

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Ensures stable states: The converter

One hybrid solutions – two objectives:
Saving the environment and economical driving.

The key component in the solution is a specially developed converter. Irrespective of the selected storage components, the converter ensures stability of the energy balance up to total energy management.

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