Electric in-wheel hub motor ZAwheel®
09/18 The time has come for sophisticated ideas for state-of-the-art and clean travelling, also in the area of city buses and other industrial vehicles. Finally, the visionary future-proof ZAwheel® travelling concept, developed by ZIEHL-ABEGG, can be implemented in Berlin. Soon, it will come to other cities as well.
It is planned to convert the double-decker tourist buses that have characterised the city image of Berlin so far and are still running on out-dated diesel drives to make them fit for the future before 2019 is past. ZIEHL-ABEGG is designing, developing and producing the electrical ZAwheel® drive axis as a retrofitting set, with the e-motors and power electronics integrated into the wheel hubs. IAV has many years of experience in development of e-drives and electronics and ensures competent integration of individual components into the overall system. This will culminate in awarding of the label “Really environmentally compatible” for the E-Bus project. That at least is the target of the visionary project.