Ready for e-mobility: Eberspaecher produces AC systems for electric buses in Mexico
Esslingen (Germany) / Monterrey (Mexico), June 17, 2021 – In line with its corporate strategy Eberspaecher is committed to contribute to a Clean Mobility. Therefore, the thermal management expert supports bus manufacturers and fleet operators in further promoting electric mobility in their passenger transport systems with its AC136 AE (All-Electric) product family. Since 2021, the air-conditioning system is produced in the Eberspaecher production plant in Monterrey, Mexico, to supply customers from Central and North America. Eberspaecher Mexico is the first manufacturer in Central America producing AC systems for electric buses.
In line with its strategy to move towards a Clean Mobility and the increasing demand for e-mobility and related thermal management systems going with it, Eberspaecher´s Bus and Coach Business Unit integrated the production of its AC136 AE (All-Electric) parallel roof-mounted air-conditioning system to the Eberspaecher production plant in Monterrey, Mexico. This production line was built to supply the company´s Central and North American customers. Production started in March this year. With this step, Eberspaecher is Central America´s first manufacturer that produces air-conditioning systems for electric buses.
First shipment of air-conditioning systems for electric buses
In April, Eberspaecher delivered first AC136 G3 AE units produced in Mexico used for electric buses to one of their most important customers in USA. The AC136 G3 AE is an electric roof-mounted air-conditioning system dedicated to hybrid and electric buses. The product family convince with an outstanding performance, lightweight housing aluminum evaporator and tubes, as well as the high efficiency with low energy consumption.
Miguel Vallejo, General Manager of Eberspaecher in Mexico says: “With the first assembly line for all-electric AC systems Eberspaecher is a pioneer in Mexico and Central America. We are proud to act as the Eberspaecher production and exportation platform of these AC systems for Central and North America. This step reaffirms our corporate motto “DRIVING THE MOBILITY OF TOMORROW“, and endorses our leadership position in Mexico and Latin America in producing new technologies for the Clean Mobility of the future.”
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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 2020, the Group generated revenue of more than 4.9 billion euros.