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 e-drivetrain solution from a single source

    The Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) is an electric direct drive system for OEM independent city bus (solo, double deck, and articulated buses) and coach applications with both battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric power sources. It combines a water-cooled permanent magnet motor with an inverter and control software; further auxiliary components are optionally possible. With the integrated system approach of the VEDS, all system components are perfectly aligned with each other. 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.

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

      VEDS benefits

      Quiet, reliable, and powerful - the innovative e-drive system

        As a result, the drive system provides a low-weight solution with its compact design, enabling a lower energy consumption during operation and a range increase. Performance is another key factor. With a torque of 3,100 Nm and a power of 310 kW (continuous power) the heavy-duty (HD) direct drive motor is suitable for solo buses, heavy articulated or double-deck buses. The medium duty (MD) electric motor shows a torque of 2,850 Nm with an output of 230 kW (continuous power), suitable for medium-duty buses.

        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-duty 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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