ELECTRIC ‘MIDIBUSES’ WIN GERMAN MUNICIPALITY TENDER

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Quantron


PUBLIC TRANSPORT has become, “…more environmentally friendly and attractive” in German municipality Stadtwerke Weilheim after five new ‘e-midibuses’ were chosen for its City Bus 2022 tender, it announced recently.

ELECTRIC ‘MIDIBUSES’ WIN GERMAN MUNICIPALITY TENDER
City mascot Wilhelm with a new Quantron bus for Weilheim public utility company.

The five Atak EVs that municipal enterprise Stadtwerke Weilheim i.OB KU chose are from supplier Quantron AG Augsburg/Gersthofen.

Stadtwerke Weilheim had presented its City Bus 2022 concept several times, and the city council then passed the basic resolution on November 19, 2020 that: from January 1, 2022, Stadtwerke Weilheim will be "…in charge of operating the city bus."

Head of Stadtwerke Weilheim Peter Müller said: "Our preparations for this are in full swing."

"An important point of our 'City bus 2022' concept is that we want to operate public transport in Weilheim in a more environmentally friendly way, not just a theoretical example, but a practical example of more climate protection," he said.

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According to the concept, the current diesel buses will be replaced by battery-electric midibuses. For the procurement of the five new battery-electric midibuses, the municipality had issued a Europe-wide invitation to tender at the end of February, 2021, it confirms.

"After the end of the bidding and clarification of several detailed questions, the best bidder - the company Quantron AG in Augsburg/Gersthofen - was awarded the contract for the delivery of five Atak electric buses at the end of April," he explained.

Müller signed the corresponding contract together with Andreas Haller, CEO of Quantron AG, on May 11, 2021 at the new headquarters of the supplier of the modern electric midibuses in Augsburg/Gersthofen.

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ABOUT QUANTRON

Quantron AG is a system provider of clean battery and hydrogen-powered e-mobility for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and vans, it states.

In addition to new electric vehicles, the range of services offered includes the electrification of used and existing vehicles; the creation of individual overall concepts, including the appropriate charging infrastructure; as well as rental, financing and leasing offers and driver training, it explains.

Quantron AG also sells batteries and integrated customised electrification concepts to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, machinery and intra-logistics vehicles, it adds.

According to the company Augsburg, in Bavaria, it is a, "…pioneer and innovation driver for e-mobility in passenger, transport and freight traffic."

It has a network of 700 service partners and the comprehensive knowledge of qualified experts in the fields of power electronics and battery technology, through its cooperation with CATL, the world's largest battery producer, it confirms.

Quantron AG, as a high-tech spin-off of the renowned Haller GmbH, combines 138 years of commercial vehicle experience with state-of-the-art e-mobility know-how, the company states.

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