Danfoss technology aiding Taiwan’s transition to a fully electric bus fleet

Danfoss Power Solutions’ Editron division has supplied fully electric drivetrains to Chung-Shin Bus Group, Taiwan’s national bus operator. Chung-Shin Bus Group is developing its own electric buses to help the Taiwanese government achieve net-zero targets.

Taiwan has set several transportation-related climate goals as it aims for net-zero by 2050. The government is pushing for its entire fleet of 16,000 buses to be fully electric by 2030, offering subsidies for bus operators to help meet this goal.

Chung-Shin Bus Group will bring 150 fully electric buses featuring Danfoss’ Editron technology into service in Taipei and New Taipei City by the end of 2022. Each bus includes a PMI318B electric drivetrain featuring one motor, an inverter and a six-speed transmission. 

Danfoss says its compact and lightweight Editron drivetrains offer 30 per cent increased efficiency and reduce operational costs by the same figure compared to traditional diesel-powered buses. A further 100 Chung-Shin Bus Group buses featuring drivetrains manufactured by Danfoss’ Editron division are expected to enter service in 2023.

Christophe Natter, vice president, OEM sales, Danfoss Power Solutions, says: “With high torque performance, wide operation range and integrated gearbox, our on-highway drivetrain is perfectly suited for bus applications. Chung-Shin Bus Group received solid references for our solution from our other customers worldwide, giving them confidence that we are the right partner to join them on their electrification journey.”