BYD and Golden Dragon equip their electric buses for Israel with Eberspaecher air condition system AC 136 AE HP. More than 40 ebuses are involved in the order: they’ll be deployed by Israeli transport companies in Tel Aviv, Haifa and, for the first time, in Jerusalem. The system, fully electric, is mounted on the roof.
An air conditioning system developed for electrified buses
The electrically driven air-conditioning solution Eberspaecher AC 136 AE HP has been specially tailored to the requirements of hybrid and electric buses. Thanks to its reversible refrigerant circuit, it combines cooling and heating functions in a single device. In addition, the system scores with one hundred percent fresh air supply, Eberspaecher explains in a press release. “Our high-performance electric air-conditioning systems contribute to a high level of passenger comfort and clean mobility in the public transport system,” explains Oliver Wels, General Manager Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems Bus & Coach. Bus manufacturers additionally benefit from diagnostics-capable components, a brushless fan and the system’s modular design, which enables quick and easy installation.
A cooperation with strong manufacturers
“Chinese manufacturers have an enormous share in the global electric bus market,” says Oliver Wels when explaining the importance of the orders for Eberspaecher. “Therefore, cooperation with BYD and Golden Dragon is a key step for us in further expanding our global presence in this market.” The majority of the more than 40 electric buses are operated by public transport companies in Israel’s major cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. In future, seven BYD vehicles will also be the first all-electric buses to be used in Jerusalem’s public transport system. Haifa ordered in 2017 a batch of 17 BYD electric buses, to be deployed in the northern area of the city. The order followed a pilot developed in 2013 with an electric bus by BYD in the capital city Tel Aviv.