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E-mobility in passenger transport: new BENTELER platform for minibus segment

Benteler is offering a unique platform concept for a people mover in the minibus segment. The company aims to help meet the growing demand for environmentally-friendly mobility solutions – even in passenger conveyance. The e-mobility solution is designed for minibuses in the 15 to 22 passenger range.


The automotive supplier is building on its experience gained with the Benteler Electric Drive System rolling chassis with the platform. "This innovative solution for passenger cars is already on the market. Many years of know-how and a great deal of practical experience went into the development of the new platform for the people mover," emphasizes Marco Kollmeier, Vice President of the E-Mobility Business Unit at Benterler Automotive. "At the same time, the new platform concept also meets the special requirements of passenger conveyance – an area where, until now, the growing demand from mobility providers has met with a very low level of supply. With this, we are taking another innovative step in e-mobility."


"With the new platform concept, Benterler is supporting manufacturers in developing inexpensive, safe and environmentally friendly e-mobility solutions that accelerate their business," emphasizes Kollmeier. "This is because the modular, pre-integrated systems of the People Mover platform offer many advantages in making tomorrow's mobility easier, safer and more sustainable. They enable automotive manufacturers and industry entrants to efficiently implement e-mobility solutions for passenger transportation and reduce time to market. And that's in any market: Benteler can manufacture the people mover platform worldwide."


Benteler has many years of experience developing and producing chassis modules, platforms, and significant structural components. Added to this are comprehensive know-how in system integration and a marked awareness of quality. "With our strong partner network, we can also develop and manufacture complete shuttles," Kollmeier adds. He highlights another advantage: "Together with our partners, we offer pre-designed solutions into which our customers can deploy their ADAS systems. This saves them valuable development time for quick market entry."

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