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Posted on 01 April 2019

VISEDO drive trains moving people in France

The French innovative Bus manufacturer Safra has selected VISEDO as the supplier of full electric drive train for the new hybrid bus BUSINOVA. The new buses are now already in serial production with first vehicles being delivered now to various cities in France e.g. Toulouse, Gaillac and Albi.

Safra Businova Powered by Visedo

BUSINOVA ready for service (Picture by Safra)

As the goal was to achieve the highest possible fuel saving and to reach very low emission levels VISEDO® PowerSERIES product range was the obvious choice. The drive train integration for new bus design was done smoothly as the products used are especially designed for heavy vehicles and VISEDO design team worked side-by-side with Safra experts to achieve the optimal performance.

As a typical electric drive train in hybrid buses can achieve on average 73% efficiency VISEDO solution goes over 90% - and can maintain the high efficiency with different load conditions of the vehicle. 

Businova by Safra – Discover your town differently

BUSINOVA is an innovative program aiming to break away from the traditional urban bus market by perfecting new motor technology around a functional and esthetic design, helping to drive public transport development policy forward.

Comfortable travel

Travel in comfortable space (Pictures by Safra)

The specifications are simple: the cleanest possible bus, a high capacity, easy to use, the cheapest in terms of operation and maintenance and with an extended life span thanks to energy upgrades.

 The BUSINOVA project is also an innovative program very much in tune with the European directive 2009/33/CE as well as the order 2011-493 from the 5th of May, with the pollution emission reduction target of 30%.

In short, this is a multi-hybrid motor using up to three energy sources, built around a distribution block in order to ensure maximum energy efficiency, with a bi-modular chassis and a pleasant and attractive design.

Key figures:

  • Plug-in system
  • 90 passengers capacity
  • 200 km range
  • Fuel consumption only 15 l/100 km

VISEDO electric drive train in BUSINOVA:

  • VISEDO PowerDRUM™ traction motor and range extender generator
  • VISEDO PowerMASTER™ heavy duty inverters for generator, motor and HV battery charging
  • VISEDO PowerCOMBO™ multiconverter for auxiliary loads and LV battery charging


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