Your Trusted Partner for Modular Battery Solutions

for Ground Support Equipment at Airports

The Advantages of Airport Electrification

Electrify Your Business:
For a Sustainable and Green Future

Air travel has long been criticized for being one of the least environmentally compatible modes of transport. For this reason, German airports are to become climate neutral and avoid emitting CO2 by 2050. Besides aircraft as the obvious targets, many other vehicles at the airport are affected by this. Special ground vehicles such as passenger buses, pushback tractors, and baggage vehicles are, at the end of the day, important helpers that are constantly in use. This means that we can help you push forward with the transition to a climate-neutral airport through electrification.

The Challenge for Airports

Goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 

Different climate zones require battery cooling or heating

Limited connected load for charging infrastructures

High costs for the development of batteries with low volumes

Frequent stop-and-go driving, lots of braking

Small & compact vehicles and therefore complex installation space

Our Solution for Your Business

We offer you everything you need for the electrification of special vehicles out of one hand: battery, thermal management, and an expert at your side. Our portfolio here ranges from passenger buses and pushback tractors to baggage handlers and much more.

The energy that our batteries recuperate through braking is particularly useful for the stop-and-go operations that prevail at airports. In an existing special vehicle, the batteries can simply be used instead of the combustion engine, as can already be seen in passenger buses at Munich Airport. Thanks to our load management system, you can stay on top of your electric needs, even during high-frequency flight operations.

Standard Battery System for Ground Support Equipment

With our standard battery system you get the best of both worlds: You benefit from the price and quality of a mass product as well as from the accurate fit of a customized solution. Thanks to its modular, scalable and geometric design and its high stability, our standard battery system is suitable for a wide range of vehicles of all kinds.

Webasto and Goldhofer Electrify Ground Support Equipment

Goldhofer, a manufacturer of vehicles for heavy-duty and special-transport purposes, is electrifying its products in the field of ground support equipment. The goal is to additionally offer electric versions of certain vehicles, such as aircraft tow tractors. 

Your Advantages with Us as Your Partner at a Glance:

Low Total Cost of Ownership

The Webasto battery system provides peace of mind knowing the research and development have already been made to ensure a safe and reliable product. Combined with the price advantages of mass production and global leadership to provide state-of-the-art vehicle components, we built a turn-key system including modular battery packs, power distribution unit (VIB) for scalability, thermal management for the batteries (eBTM) and comfort management for passenger space (heating & cooling).

Robust & Compact Housing

Ground support equipment vehicles are designed for long-term use - and so is our battery. That is why it comes in a robust housing, which is not only shockproof but also waterproof and thoroughly tested - you do not need to design for additional protection. Additional our battery offers you a compact design as well as flexible installation options. Vertical or horizontal installation is possible depending on the available space in the vehicle. So it is suitable for almost any vehicle. 

Consistent Thermal Management for Optimal Performance

With our Thermal Management solutions, either plug-n-play or integrated, we not only increase the range up to 25 % of the vehicle but also the battery life cycle ensuring you optimal battery performance.

Highest Quality & Safety

We guarantee the best performance through the highest safety and quality standards. Our systems are extensively tested in-house, including corrosion and leak tests, temperature shock tests, and vibration tests. Furthermore our battery system is already certified for road use (ECE R100, ECE R10). This not only saves you costs, but also time-consuming tests. 

Fast & Easy Access

Developing a battery will take too long? With our standard battery, you not only avoid the development time and costs, you are also assured of certification throughout Europe on top. You can get started with the electrification of your vehicles right away.

Reliable Support & Service

Do you need expert knowledge? We offer you more than just our products. We are at your side every step of the way. Our experts advise you right from the outset and integrate our solution perfectly into your existing system. Our Customer Service is available to answer any questions you may have about the process.

Set off into a green future now - with us at your side.

Why You Should Choose Webasto

We do not only offer you highly professional production, in-house testing, prototyping, and simulation, but also an expert partner at your side.

In addition, our battery packs are already tested and certified - and all of this to the highest safety and quality standards. Benefit from our future-proof battery solution and set off with us today into a green and sustainable future.

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