Bus business of Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will welcome visitors at the booth #C18, in Hall 11 of the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, from the 20th to the 27th of September 2018. Visitors will see the latest customer-driven heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions designed and customized to meet bus builders’ and operators’ operational and sustainability goals.
“The main theme for Thermo King at the IAA 2018 is our vision of the city of the future – Thermotopia. Thermotopia is where visitors can discover the technologies that will define the future of not only transport temperature control, but transport altogether,” said Pauli Johannesen, vice president and general manager for Truck, Trailer and Bus at Thermo King in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“At our Bus booth we are ready to talk about solutions that already today define the future of sustainable passenger transport. These technologies, designed for electric and hybrid buses address the increasing importance of sustainable transportation in Europe and issues like rapidly increasing traffic congestion, air pollution and noise,” he added.
The highlight at the stand will be the Athenia™ MkII Electric Heat Pump range, which offers the most efficient way of heating or cooling in hybrid and electric buses thanks to its reversible refrigeration circuit.
Already providing comfort cooling and heating to hundreds of electric buses across Europe, Athenia™ MkII Electric Heat Pump offers maximum passenger comfort not only during the summer months, but also during the winter months. Additionally, the system is capable of operating in heat pump mode ambient temperatures of down to minus 7 degrees Celsius.
In heating mode, the Athenia MkII Electric Heat Pump is able to transfer heat from outside air into the inside passenger area with a coefficient of performance level (COP) of up to 4. This means for each 1kW of electricity consumed from batteries the heat pump generates up to 4kW of heating. The system can also be equipped with a battery cooler, which can recuperate the energy emitted by the batteries and use it for heating the passenger area.