ZF CETRAX GOES INTO PRODUCTION
Starting in the third quarter of 2020, the CeTrax electric central drive will be next to the AxTrax AVE portal axle, the second electric drive from ZF for public transport to go into volume production. The drive will be manufactured in Friedrichshafen. The first buses to use the CeTrax have already been announced. Solaris and MAZ have communicated that they offer the option.
"CeTrax is another building block on the way to emission-free public transport, which ZF supports to best of its ability", says Dr. Andreas Grossl, responsible for Axle and Transmission Systems for Buses and Coaches at ZF. The CeTrax is designed for use in buses and was presented to the public for the first time in a ZF test vehicle in 2017. The design of the drive is based on a plug-and-drive approach. CeTrax can be installed in vehicles with a conventional driveline layout and can be operated via battery, trolley system or supercaps, and also in a fuel cell configuration. It is suitable for the development of new vehicles as well as for retrofitting of existing platforms. Solaris has already decided in favour of CeTrax for its new Urbino 15 LE.