150 drives for electric buses

Last month, MEDCOM manufactured its 150th drive for electric buses and is planning to double this number by the end of the year. Thanks to cooperation with the Solaris company, which is our most important business partner in this segment of the market, MEDCOM is one of the largest manufacturers of drives for e-buses in Europe.

Electric buses equipped with our solutions already operate in over a dozen cities in Poland, as well as several European countries, including Germany, Italy, Romania, Belgium, Spain, France, and Scandinavian countries. Soon, thanks to the current contracts, the list will become even longer.

“We offer power electronics solutions for all kinds of electric vehicles functioning in public transport, above all for railway vehicles.  However, on account of its high growth rate, the electric bus market is certainly becoming increasingly attractive for us. It is a chance for us to diversify our product portfolio, and consequently, a guarantee of faster development and greater security. MEDCOM is already present on five continents and in more than 30 countries. We want to use this fact and so we are searching for new outlets and alternative sales channels. We are becoming more active in the countries where we are already known, thanks to earlier railway or tram projects. We are seeking new contracts, building an outlet market, and collecting purchase declarations, and we are already fulfilling our first independent bus contracts, among others in the United States and Turkey,” says Piotr Wroński, Vice-President of the Board at MEDCOM.

MEDCOM began working on its own bus drive in 2013 based on its experience in the manufacture of drives for other types of electric vehicles. The first serial product of this type for e-buses left the Warsaw factory in 2014. Over the next few years, MEDCOM’s range was expanded to include new products. Now, the company offers a whole variety of solutions for the bus market – drives for systems with a central motor and motors in hubs, drive inverters integrated with auxiliary power supply converters made using silicon carbide (SiC) technology, as well as battery chargers for e-buses and charging stations. Last year, MEDCOM delivered the first chargers in Poland that use components manufactured using SiC technology to Jaworzno.


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