Modular battery concept for eclectric busses  (Picture source: Gahlow Design)
Modular battery system developed by BFFT
IAA 2016 for commercial vehicles
EDAG exhibit
BFFT at the EDAG exhibit
E-Mobility concept by BFFT
Battery module

Electric Mobility in the Commercial Vehicle Industry: BFFT presents its modular battery concept at IAA 2016

The International Motor Show (IAA) in Hannover recently ended (29 Sep 2016). Under the motto, “Driven by Ideas”, the commercial vehicle industry showed off its latest innovations at the world’s largest fair for transportation, logistics and mobility, held every two years. The main themes at IAA 2016: digitalization, networking and electric mobility.

For automobile manufacturers, BFFT is known for its development of vehicle technology and it has proven to be a reliable development partner. Since its development of a driver-assist system for the farm machine manufacturer, SAME DEUTZ-Fahr in 2015 and the integration of battery and charging concepts in all-electric busses in 2016, the commercial vehicle industry has come to rely on solutions from BFFT. Therefore, it was no surprise that BFFT, as expert partner for electric mobility applications, presented its own version of a modular battery system for commercial vehicles at this year’s IAA.

The increasing popularity of hybrid and electric drives was evident all over the Motor Show: from small transporters and trucks to busses for public transportation, manufacturers are focusing more and more on electric mobility solutions. No surprise since political pressure is also increasing. In cities like Berlin and Hamburg, only emission-free commuter vehicles will be allowed onto their streets.

One promising approach is a modular battery system for commercial vehicles developed by BFFT Berlin and exhibited at the IAA. The design, based on lithium-ion technology, can be adapted with little effort to the respective wishes and requirements (performance and capacity) of customers.

Here’s what is special about it: End customers like public transportation operators will not have to immediately replace the battery in the event of an accident or defect in the battery and then have to reckon with a week’s downtime for their electric bus. Instead, a single easy-to-transport battery module makes a quick and simple exchange of the defective component possible. That saves both time and money.

BFFT’s new modular system will be available as early as Fall 2016. By then, two 60-foot e-busses modeled after trams (Exqui.City 18) and built by the VanHool Company will be in service for the Hamburg-Holstein GmbH transportation company and will be using the new batteries.

Interested? In five easy steps, BFFT experts in Berlin can configure an individualized battery system consistent with your wishes.



In addition to the modular battery system developed by BFFT, this automotive technology developer is also prepared to offer a complete product package for building a modern, all-encompassing recharging infrastructure — from the power supply to the vandal-proof user interface. Our problem-solving expertise will be on hand in the form of professional advisors and customer-friendly software. From on-site manufacturing and logistics to delivery in accordance with required guidelines, BFFT offers the complete package.


BFFT Berlin Gesellschaft für Fahrzeugtechnik mbH

Paradiesstraße 206a,12526 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30-67069810-0


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