Electrifying heavy-duty vehicles and machines
The world’s most sophisticated electric drivetrain system for on-highway applications, controlled by powerful software to deliver maximum efficiencies.
We are experts in electrification
There is more to the electrification of transportation than just passenger cars. Bigger vehicles are also being electrified, with our diverse product portfolio enabling us to be a leading player in the on-highway market of buses, trucks and vans. Our EDITRON on-highway system has been specifically designed to operate in harsh conditions, while providing outstanding efficiency.
We offer a wide product portfolio with a power range of 30kW to 1000kW.
EDITRON On-highway systems
Fully-electric, zero-emission system
Our fully electric system consists of energy storage, inverters and electric machines running loads such as wheels, hydraulic pumps and other loads. Energy storage is usually charged from the grid and used to feed the load, while inverters are used to control the machine running the load.
In fully-electric systems, all the loads are electrically driven. Energy recovery is possible from braking or other deceleration functions.
Serial hybrid system
Serial hybrid is a system where power can be changed from mechanical to electrical and vice-versa, depending on where the power is needed. Generators are connected to the internal combustion engine (ICE), while the electric motors are connected to the load, with inverters controlling both the generators and motors. There is also energy storage, typically in the form of a battery or supercapacitor, connected between the generator and load.
Parallel hybrid system
In parallel hybrid systems, there is one electric machine that acts as either a generator or motor, depending on the operation point. This machine is connected to the internal combustion engine (ICE) with the load is connected to both the ICE and generator. The electric machine is also connected to energy storage via the inverter, which controls when the energy storage is charged (generator) and discharged (motor).
This energy storage unit can be used to support the ICE. In situations when the load is higher, reducing the load and peaks is handled by the ICE. It then recharges when the ICE load is lower.
Read the case studies and stories from electrificationstory.com to learn more about our electric and hybrid systems for marine applications.
Retrofitting an iconic Finnish ferry
For retrofitting the iconic Finnish ferry - Prostvik, Danfoss Editron introduced its new direct current-link solution, consisting of a compact and lightweight diesel-electrical drivetrain. The main benefits of installing a diesel-electric system are significantly reducing the ferry’s environmental footprint, as well as achieving redundancy.
Taipei buses driving the electrical bus revolution
The city Taipei in Taiwan turned to Danfoss Editron. Asking them to power their first line of all-electric bus line with Editron's drivetrain system. With this system the buses have no emissions and can run over 260km at full capacity and 300km when empty.
Stay up-to-date with the latest developments on our projects and the wider electrification industry, read blogs from our experts and watch videos of our team revealing their electrification stories.