Taking the efficiency of buses and coaches to a higher level. To do this, according to ZF, an effective and efficient transmission system is also needed, such as the new EcoLife CoachLine, which the company presented to the sector press during the two days of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (a few kilometers from Madrid ), in which Autobus took part, the only Italian media present at the launch in Spain.
Waiting for the full report – which will be published in the May issue of Autobus – some previews. The new ZF automatic transmission is even more efficient and performing than the previous generation, the EcoLife 2, also improving the driver’s driving comfort and cutting fuel consumption by 3%. Furthermore, this new transmission has been designed for bus coaches with powerful engines, with torque up to 2,800 Nm, called to operate not only in the city, but also on inter-urban and extra-urban sections, also characterized by hilly and / or steep mountain routes.
“Ecologically and economically intelligent, EcoLife CoachLine sets a new standard for transmission performance, efficiency and ride comfort for even the most demanding bus applications, from city streets to mountain roads,” said Jochen Witzig, Head of Transmission Systems Commercial Division Solution at ZF. “Given the continued dominance of traditionally internal combustion engine buses in public transport and long-distance travel around the world, it is crucial to focus on delivering ever higher levels of fuel efficiency to help reduce emissions,” added Witzig.