BITZER is going for e-mobility
Sindelfingen-based specialist for refrigeration compressors BITZER is going for mobile environmental protection and has added an e-Golf to its vehicle fleet.
Volkswagen has been producing the model with the electric motor since last year and the e-Golf is designed for the environmentally conscious and for sustainability. BITZER’s e-Golf, which features black paintwork, has an output of 85 kW (115 hp), reaching a top speed of about 130 km/hour. “Sustainable electric driving was more important to us than performance on the road,” said Kleiner. “We don’t need petrol for the e-Golf as it runs completely on electricity and you just plug it in to recharge it. Owing to its very low power consumption, the e-Golf’s running costs are also particularly low. This means that the vehicle has a very good carbon footprint and it protects our environment.”
Experts confirm that BITZER goes for quality when purchasing vehicles. The e-Golf received the highest score in the ADAC EcoTest. This car works in a sophisticated way. To increase its efficiency, its electric motor regenerates the energy used for braking, thus recovering electricity. This mid-range vehicle, with an energy efficiency class of A+, will now be getting BITZER staff to their meetings. “Buying the e-Golf is one step towards greater environmental protection,” says Kleiner. “After all, BITZER has stood for efficiency and sustainability for more than 80 years.”
BITZER Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH
The BITZER Group is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors with sales companies and production sites for reciprocating, screw, and scroll compressors as well as pressure vessels all over the globe. In 2013, 3,200 employees generated sales of €621 million.