Voith Electrical Drive System

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Next stop: E-mobility – with the new Voith Electrical Drive System

    The perfect drive system for changing intra-urban mobility: As an established system supplier with many years of experience and a partner to the bus industry, we have combined our comprehensive know-how in the fields of drive systems and E-mobility. Voith has developed a pioneering electrical drive system for local public transit. The Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS).

    System changeover – with maximum safety ensured through a complete solution from a single source

    Mobility changeover in local public transit can be achieved at minimum expense and maximum safety. With the integrated system approach of the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS), all system components are perfectly matched and work together in a perfect way. It begins with hardware components such as electric motors, traction inverters and high-voltage distribution systems, and extends to software components such as drive control and energy management. In this way, switching to E-mobility can be achieved without the risk of time-consuming and costly applications or potential system incompatibilities. The VEDS can be flexibly integrated into buses from the widest range of manufacturers.

    The central benefits of the Voith Electrical Drive System at a glance.

      VEDS benefits

      Quiet, reliable and powerful – the innovative drive system that provides the driving force.

        The VEDS combines a powerful, water-cooled, permanent magnet motor with a high-efficiency inverter but without the need for a separate transmission. As a result, the drive system provides a low-weight solution, which enables less energy consumption during operation and a range increase. In addition, the drive system can be freely used in continuous barrier-free low-floor buses due to its compact design. In combination with the direct drive the system has a low noise level. Performance is another key factor. With a torque of 3,100 Nm and a power of 310 kW (continuous power) drives the heavy duty (HD) direct drive even solo buses, heavy articulated buses or double-decker buses effortless and reliable. The mild duty (MD) electric motor shows a torque of 2,850 Nm with an output of 230 kW (continuous power).

        The first buses with the Voith Electrical Drive System are now in use

        Climate protection in partnership

        Climate change is one of the most important concerns we face today, and Voith actively promotes the development of immediate and strategic solutions to tackle this issue. The expanding use of electric drive systems is a significant factor in this context.

        With the successful delivery of the first three electric drives, we have reached a groundbreaking milestone.

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        Proven through optimal performance

        The buses equipped with the Voith Electrical Drive System are used in regular daytime operation and run on various lines on Trasdev’s metro routes. They cover approximately 4,000 – 4,500 km per month and save up to 4,050 kg of CO2 emissions compared to conventional diesel engines.

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        The story goes on

        Following the successful delivery of the first three systems to Transdev, further buses with the Voith Electrical Drive System will be integrated into daily operations in Heidenheim, in 2020.

        Do you want to explore the future of local public transport for your city?

        Experience VEDS with our online demonstrator

          Developed as a fully electric solution for public transport, the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) effectively combines our extensive know-how in drive manufacturing and E-Mobiltity. In four scenarios, our online demonstrator shows how this holistic approach proves its worth during operation, displaying the key performance values as they change depending on the situation.


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                Voith Electrical Drive System for heavy trucks and special vehicles

                The VEDS HD+ from Voith is the innovative drive system for heavy-duty trucks and special vehicles, such as construction site vehicles and refuse trucks.

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