German components supplier Technotrans stated it has achieved “a major order from a well-known European electric bus manufacturer for the series production of battery thermal management systems (BTMS) in the high single-digit million euro range”, therefore for a value close to 10 million euros.

The project is said as being one of Technotrans’ largest orders to date in the road vehicle business. Production and delivery will take place in 2024.

technotrans electric bus battery cooling

Technotrans battery thermal management system deal

The mobile solution, the company adds, “will be used in several new e-bus series”. Technotrans, without specifying the name of the OEM, also says that it “supplies a total of three production sites in France and the Czech Republic“, leaving room for speculations about which could be the bus manufacturer involved. Given the available information, a potential brand might be Iveco Bus, which has indeed two plants in France (Rorthais and Annonay) and one in Czech Republic (Vysoké Mýto). But this is just an assumption.

The collaboration “began with the development and qualification of the prototype – still quoting Technotrans press release -. In a close and cooperative exchange between the two engineering departments, the thermal management specialist developed a BTMS tailored precisely to the e-bus series. The technotrans systems ensure the operational safety of the vehicles by cooling the battery and are particularly energy-efficient. Speed-controlled components sustainably reduce the CO2 footprint”.

“This order marks another milestone for us in the field of e-mobility. With our BTMS for modern e-buses, we have developed a competitive series product for road transport,” says Michael Finger, CEO of Technotrans SE. “This demonstrates our ability to deliver innovative and qualified solutions within a short period of time and thus meet the high demands of this market. With this successful collaboration, we are once again demonstrating our expertise in the field of e-mobility. technotrans has the engineering and production capacities to make an important long-term contribution to the decarbonisation of the transport sector together with our customer. At the same time, we are further expanding our strong position in this dynamic future market and generating sustainable growth as a result”.


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