ZF PRESENTS NEW ELECTRIC CENTRAL DRIVE FOR CITY BUSES
Clean air, no noise is the result of the new ZF test vehicle specification with central drive as an electromobility solution for city buses. Already in volume production is the high-power AVE 130 electric portal axle, the other parts will follow soon.
"The CeTrax central drive can be retrofitted into existing vehicle platforms without any larger modifications to the chassis, axles, statics or differentials," says Dr. Jochen Witzig. He is responsible at ZF for bus transmission system development. "Vehicle manufacturers thus save on development and installation costs. We’re the perfect partner when they want to use electric drives in addition to their conventional engines within the same platform strategy. CeTrax has the potential to really jump-start electromobility."
With a maximum output of 300 kW and a maximum torque of 4,400 Nm, CeTrax packs the same power as conventional engines. The bus accelerates from standing without any torque interruption,