Eberspaecher air-conditions electric buses from BYD and Golden Dragon
Esslingen / Renningen, 4 March 2019 – The leading electric bus manufacturers Build Your Dreams (BYD) and Golden Dragon rely on the long-standing air-conditioning expertise of Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems Bus & Coach: The thermal management specialists equip more than 40 e-buses with the electric roof-mounted air-conditioning system AC 136 AE HP. The zero-emission vehicles will be used by Israeli transport companies in Tel Aviv, Haifa and, for the first time, in Jerusalem.
The Eberspaecher air-conditioning experts will equip over 40 electric buses from the leading manufacturers BYD and Golden Dragon with the roof-mounted air-conditioning system AC 136 AE HP (All Electric / Heat Pump): The electrically driven air-conditioning solution has been specially tailored to the requirements of hybrid and electric buses. Thanks to its reversible refrigerant circuit, it combines cooling and heating functions in a single device – thus ensuring passengers enjoy the ideal temperature all year round. In addition, the system scores with one hundred percent fresh air supply. “Our high-performance electric air-conditioning systems contribute to a high level of passenger comfort and clean mobility in the public transport system,” explains Oliver Wels, General Manager Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems Bus & Coach. Bus manufacturers additionally benefit from diagnostics-capable components, a brushless fan and the system’s modular design, which enables quick and easy installation.
Emission-free climate comfort in Israel’s public transport system
“Chinese manufacturers have an enormous share in the global electric bus market,” says Oliver Wels when explaining the importance of the orders for Eberspaecher. “Therefore, cooperation with BYD and Golden Dragon is a key step for us in further expanding our global presence in this market.” The majority of the more than 40 electric buses are operated by public transport companies in Israel’s major cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. In future, seven BYD vehicles will also be the first all-electric buses to be used in Jerusalem’s public transport system.
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With approximately 10,000 employees at 80 locations worldwide, the Eberspaecher Group is one of the automotive industry’s leading system developers and suppliers. The family business, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, stands for innovative solutions in exhaust technology, automotive electronics and thermal management for a broad range of vehicle types. Eberspaecher components and systems provide more comfort, greater safety and a cleaner environment on or off the road. In 2017, the Group generated revenue of around 4.5 billion euros.