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Mobility drives us. As a technology partner and innovator, we create energy-efficient mobility solutions. Our new innovative Plug&Drive H2 Storage Platform comes as an integrated system for various applications. Our expertise in automated TowPreg manufacturing enables us to build large, best in class 700 bar Type IV vessels. Thermodynamic optimized system layouts maximizes system performance. Our E-Driveline - Voith Electrical Drive Systems (VEDS) also combines innovative technologies featuring highest efficiency and maximum safety for resource-saving mobility. 

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    • Transmission, motor and inverter are optimized for the requirements of heavy-duty commercial vehicles
    • Maximum efficiency thanks to optimal design of transmission and electrical drive
    • Modular concept allows 40 different configurations

    HEIDENHEIM, GERMANY. Voith is further expanding its expertise in the e-mobility sector. With the VEDS HD+, the company is presenting its first drive concept for heavy-duty trucks. Special configurations for waste collection vehicles, innercity logistics or long-distance transport applications ensure efficient driving with every use.

    The core of the system is a new innovative automated four-gear electric transmission. This makes optimal traction available for every driving situation and under any load condition. At the same time, it ensures that the electric motor is operated at optimum efficiency. The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) developed by Voith automatically selects the best gear for the relevant situation, thus enabling the optimal driving mode – one that is gentle on the engine and also has low energy consumption. The transmission is designed to work with superior efficiency at high torque as well as at high speeds. This also makes the transmission ideal for long-distance driving, and it can deliver sufficient power to the axles even on steep inclines. Furthermore, the patented coupling structure ensures maximum efficiency of up to 99 percent. The driver also has the option of selecting a manual shift mode if this is preferable for the particular driving situation. Different shifting programs are available for the various vehicle applications. A newly developed smart actuator enables short shifting times and thus greater driving comfort every time.

    For the drive system of the VEDS HD+, customers can choose between two Evo-named electric motors with top outputs of 390 and 330 kW respectively. “We mainly see the Evo 390 being used in the traditional long-distance heavy-duty transport sector, which means in commercial vehicle types with more than 15 tons of total weight. For the Evo 330, the focus is on typical waste collection vehicles and comparable applications in urban areas with frequent start-stop operations. For both motors, we opted for a sufficiently large power output,” explains Alexander Denk, Vice President Product Management E-Mobility at Voith. The power reserves form the basis for good thermal reserves. This is why the motor’s internal temperature is significantly lower on average than that of other products, which ultimately extends the service life.

    Voith has also designed the inverter of the VEDS HD+ specifically for use in heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The design is modular so that several performance levels are possible. “This allows us to offer the most efficient solution for every OEM application,” Denk explains. This is also the first time that directly cooled power semiconductors are being used, which significantly boost the power density and service life.
    Just like the VEDS HD and MD, the VEDS HD+ meets the requirements of ISO 26262 (Automotive Functional Safety). The new requirements of Automotive Cyber Security (ISO 21434) are also being met. This internationally applicable standard protects the vehicle against external manipulations and ensures its functionality – by preventing unauthorized access to electronically controlled driving and braking systems, for example.

    Voith has developed the VEDS HD+ as a modular system. All individual components are ideally matched to one another. As a complete package, the VEDS HD+ promises to establish an entirely new level of efficiency in electromobility for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. At the same time, thanks to the modular design, all customers receive a drive system that is optimally adapted to their requirements. “We offer the VEDS HD+ as a modular system with different components. Our customers can choose from more than 40 variants to assemble their ideal configuration,” Denk explains.

    About the Voith Group
    The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

    The Group Division Voith Turbo is part of the Voith Group and a specialist for intelligent drive technology, systems as well as tailor-made services. With its innovative and smart products, Voith offers highest efficiency and reliability. Customers from highly diverse industries such as oil and gas, energy, mining and mechanical engineering, ship technology, rail and commercial vehicles rely on the advanced technologies and digital applications of Voith.


  • Plug & Drive H2 Storage System
    + System lifetime of 1.6 Mio km/30,000 hrs
    + Large TowPreg H2 pressure vessels (700-bar)
    + Optimized thermodynamic system layout for fast refueling (< 10 min)
    + Holistic sustainability concept (e.g. recycling)...

  • Our Plug & Drive system is the new standard for the hydrogen mobility market: from tank nozzle to fuel cell inlet – all from one source.

    • 1,000km: The Voith Plug & Drive H2 Storage System is developed for long hauls. It allows a range of up to 1,000 kilometers.
    • 10 minutes: On the production line, the modular Plug & Drive system with its three simple connection points is mounted in just 10 minutes.
    • <1 ton: The low weight of the hydrogen tank enables about 5 tons more payload on the truck compared to the battery-electric equivalent.
    • Fast refueling: refueling takes less than 10 minutes; A 55 kg tank filling is enough for around 700 km.
    • Lower operating costs: the TCO (total cost of ownership) of hydrogen-powered heavy goods vehicles will soon be lower than that of diesel or battery-powered trucks.

    We supply not only a hydrogen tank but also a complete system including H2 periphery & electrical controls. Plug & Drive offers a modular, platform-based, all-round package for direct installation.

  • Voith Electrical Drive System for heavy trucks
    + Optimized efficiency (> 97 %) meets highspeed (> 10,000)
    + Modular approach for various requirements and power levels ➜ 40+ variants possible
    + Automotive Cyber Security and safety conformity (ISO 21434, 26262)
    + 50 % reduction of rare earth materials

  • VEDS HD+

    The innovative e-drive system for heavy-duty trucks & special vehicles, such as construction site vehicles & refuse trucks.

    • The complete drive system is designed as a plug & play solution. This simplifies installation & reduces maintenance to a minimum.
    • The VEDS HD+ is a modular system. All individual components are perfectly aligned to each other & tailored to your requirements
    • Automotive Cyber Security: The inverter of the VEDS HD+ system is one of the first drive concepts to meet the requirements of ISO 21434 for Automotive Cyber Security, which has been in force since 2022 - to protect the vehicle from tampering & safeguard its functioning.

    The new Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) HD+ consists of the electric motor: EVO 330 (330 kW) or EVO 390 (390 kW), the electric transmission, which allows the right gear-shifting program for each application, complemented by the new inverter generation – our Future Inverter Platform, for high-performance range.