Innovative contribution to the mobility transition: “IAV Elcty” at the IAA Transportation

16.09.2022  — 

A pioneering contribution to the drive mix of commercial vehicles: IAV will be presenting the market-ready “IAV Elcty” electric drive for existing and new trucks at the “IAA Transportation” in Hanover next week.

IAV Elcty

“The IAV Elcty electric drive system can be customized for different commercial vehicle applications,” says Wolfgang Wukisiewitsch, Executive Vice President Solutions & Products at IAV. “It is suitable for both, retrofitting vehicles already on the road and for manufacturers of new vehicles who want to move into e-mobility in a short time and without their own development effort.”

Electric bus fleets as well as commercial vehicles with climate-friendly drives are an important part of the solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport. The Federal Government supports the purchase of buses and commercial vehicles with alternative drives through two funding directives from 2021 and thus contributes to the ramp-up of the corresponding vehicles in the market.

At the IAA Transportation (September 20th to 25th), IAV will be showing a double-decker sightseeing bus that has been converted to a battery-electric vehicle and will be used as a shuttle for journalists at the exhibition center on both press days (September 19th and 20th) before the opening of the leading international trade fair for the transport and logistics sectors. From September 21st, the electric bus will be available for visitors to the IAA on a circular route.

IAV Electy

First grant application approved by federal government

“IAV Elcty” is an electrical-parts kit in the form of an easy-to-install complete system, consisting in particular of battery, control system and drive. Stadtrundfahrt Dresden GmbH, a private bus company, is the first customer to receive funding from the Federal Government and will electrify 25 vehicles of its diesel double-decker fleet in Dresden and Leipzig with “IAV Elcty”.

“For us, the appearance at the IAA Transportation is something very special. Four years ago, we presented the prototype of a double-decker bus equipped with electric drive to the public for the first time,” says Utz-Jens Beister, Managing Director of IAV Cars GmbH .

«At this year's IAA, we are presenting the production-ready parts kit and offering small and medium-sized bus manufacturers an uncomplicated entry into e-mobility at a very high technical level.»

Managing Director of IAV Cars GmbH — Geschäftsführer der IAV Cars GmbH

The IAV booth A37 is in Hall 23. IAV experts are available to meet on-site.

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About IAV:

With more than 7,600 employees, IAV is one of the world’s leading engineering partners for the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 35 years and generated sales of approximately 863 million euros in 2021. Its customers include all major automobile manufacturers and supplier worldwide. In addition to vehicle and powertrain development, IAV has already entered the e-mobility and autonomous driving at an early stage and is today one of the leading development service providers in these areas. In addition to its development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV has other locations in Germany, including Munich, Sindelfingen and Ingolstadt, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America.