Silex’s Electric Axles grant it!
State-of-the-art composite or aluminium structure 12.5m length buses weight only 13 ton, while the same length conventional steel structure buses weight 18-19ton. Silex’s electric axle family targets the light weight vehicle segment, by offering driven electric axles for 8.5 ton and 6.5 ton axle load. Silex Electric Axles have been optimised to 10-13 ton gross weight zero emission full electric / hybrid vehicles, both technically and economically.
Compared to alternative technical solutions (central motor, gearbox, drive shaft, differential, axle shafts):
Silex’s electric axles are available either as parts, or in a package, integrated with the vehicles’ control system.
The Silex Electric Axle specially designed for electric and hybrid vehicles in the 8,5 or 6,5 tons/axle category:
The Silex Electric Axle provides an unbeatable solution to build in length low-floor buses since there is
Up to 300 km/day without recharging the batteries by using Silex Electric Axle
Silex is developing* its electric axle family as an integrated power-train module to support sustainable mobility, and to contribute to the zero emission vehicles and the very latest, light weight electric vehicles development.
The development project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739280
* The development project is in progress. The Silex Electric Axle working prototype will be available by 2018 Q3.