Skoda attended Busworld with a 12-metre electric bus manufactured in cooperation with SOR Libchavy. This vehicle boasts plug-in charging, a kneeling function and a modern interior that is adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Our debut at Busworld 2023 is very important for the group. In our existence, we have put more than 15,000 trolleybuses into service, alongside several electric buses and have already introduced two generations of hydrogen-powered buses. Our rich history also includes the production of components that power public transport systems around the world. We invite all trade fair visitors to visit our stand 802 in Hall 8 and see for themselves the technologies that are defining the future of public transport

Petr Novotný, President Components & Bus Mobility at Škoda Group.

Skoda ASTRID monitoring system in Brussels

The new vehicles is powered via IPMSM motor and the SiC inverter. The design of the five-phase IPMSM motor has been developed to achieve maximum performance, reduce weight, and increase efficiency, all within the limited space in the vehicle chassis, Skoda states. The SiC traction converter uses advanced silicon carbide (SiC) transistor technology to provide exceptional power density.

Equipped with a sophisticated control algorithm, this five-phase device delivers high efficiency over a wide range of speeds and loads.

The group will also present in Busworld the ASTRID system, a monitoring system for wheeled vehicles, which monitors and analyses Škoda’s vehicles in operation. It can monitor up to 50 different parameters during the journey, including fuel consumption, battery life and bus position.


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