The electrical retrofits ("retrofit") developed by TASSIMA enable bus fleet operators to achieve a minimum range of around 160 kilometers using state‑of‑the‑art technology. This capacity, combined with a modern loading infrastructure, offers sufficient safety reserves, e.g. for the operation of sightseeing buses.
The drive units are supplied by TASSIMA partner IAV, the electric drive axles are supplied as plug‑and‑play conversion kits by the South German supplier Ziehl‑Abegg. The electric motor and electronics are integrated into the wheel hubs after the old drive has been removed and the cleared body has been completely rebuilt. This enables a compact installation method that is particularly suitable for low‑floor buses.
The traction battery is individually designed for the respective application and its size is adapted to the range requirements. After the conversion, it is located where the diesel engine used to be.