Kiepe Electric in the USA: Solutions for generations – manufactured in Alpharetta, GA

Kiepe Electric USA is a leading manufacturer of systems for electric buses, such as In Motion Charging buses, electric trolley buses and battery electric buses. Kiepe Electric is also a reliable partner for solutions powering streetcars, light rail vehicles, metro trains and locomotives.

Since 2010, Kiepe Electric manufactures power electronics, electric drive components and control devices for public transit and commercial vehicles in Alpharetta, GA.

Kiepe Electric is an experienced partner for electric rolling stock equipment and for tailor-made retrofit solutions. Our service team supports vehicle fleets for the entire life cycle and develops sustainable modernization and overhaul programs for our customers.

Numerous North American metropolises rely on Kiepe Electric’s technology in their environmentally friendly public transit concepts. About 800 electric buses with equipment from Kiepe Electric operate in North America today and move people in cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Philadelphia as well as in Dayton. More than 200 rail vehicles powered by Kiepe Electric carry commuters in Philadelphia, Houston and Salt Lake City.

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Electric drives manufactured at our facility in Alpharetta, GA power electric buses and LRVs in some of the greatest cities in our nation!

Klaus Peter Canavan – Managing Director, Kiepe Electric USA

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Erfurter Verkehrsbetriebe: Kiepe Electric equips ten more Tramlink LRVs with electrical sub-system equipment solutions

Kiepe Electric is equipping an additional ten vehicles with various electrical systems, 14 previously delivered vehicles are already in regular revenue service and operating successfully Kiepe Electric’ scope includes the vehicle control equipment, on-board power supply, drive systems and air conditioning technology Energy-efficient air conditioning concept utilizes waste heat from the engine Kiepe Electric equips another ten Tramlink low-floor light rail vehicles from Stadler with various electrical systems. 14 new LRVs equipped with vehicle control and drive technology from Kiepe Electric, are already in operation in the Thuringian state capital. To date, they have covered well over a million kilometers on the Erfurt rail network.

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Île-de-France Mobilités: innovative high power-charging solution from Alstom and Kiepe Electric for Tzen 4 goes into operation

First journey and high power-charging for the 100% battery-electric Tzen 4 double-articulated bus from the Van Hool - Kiepe Electric - Alstom consortium for Île-de-France Mobilités Charging solution with SRS static ground charging system from Alstom and on-board charging technology from Kiepe Electric in test operation System integration from Kiepe Electric and Alstom enables charging power of up to 800 kilowatts and a short charging time of less than 5 minutes Smart Fleet Management from Kiepe Electric shows charging and maintenance requirements for buses and supports battery-saving charging At the presentation of the new depot of Île-de-France Mobilités in Corbeil-Essonnes, the innovative 24-meter double-articulated, battery-electric bus from the Van Hool - Kiepe Electric - Alstom consortium completed its first drive in front of an audience. The high-power charging solution from Alstom and Kiepe Electric was presented live for the first time. The SRS static ground charging system from Alstom and the charging hardware and software from Kiepe Electric enable high-power charging with up to 800 kW and fast charging processes of less than 5 minutes. Kiepe Electric, provider of innovative electrical systems for public transport, also supplied the complete traction system.

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Mobility transition in Dortmund: Additional 8 light rail vehicles from Kiepe Electric and HeiterBlick

DSW21 has ordered an additional eight light rail vehicles from HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric The Dortmund light rail project now includes 34 new vehicles and an identically modernized existing fleet of 64 vehicles Kiepe Electric supplies traction, APS, TCMS, electrical system and control technology and offers an extensive spare parts package for the operation of the LRV DSW21, Dortmund, has ordered eight additional light rail vehicles (LRV’s) from HeiterBlick, Leipzig, and Kiepe Electric, Düsseldorf, with planned delivery in 2025. The LRV’s will complement the fleet of 26 new vehicles already ordered, eight of which are already successfully delivered. As a system supplier, Kiepe Electric is responsible for the planning, delivery, assembly, and commissioning of the electrical equipment.

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Brand diversity at Knorr-Bremse

With leading-edge air brake control systems and components as well as train control systems, New York Air Brake supplies two of the key components for efficient rail transportation of passengers and freight.

IFE is consistently working on improving the entrance systems for light rail vehicles and metros, regional and commuter trains as well as high-speed and passenger trains and stimulating the market with its innovative ideas.

As a leading HVAC system specialist, Merak combines economy, eco-friendliness and passenger comfort in a coherent overall package for all climatic conditions and rail vehicle types.

With a strong presence in all the relevant markets, Microelettrica Scientifica is the leading developer and manufacturer of electromechanical and electronic components and systems for rail vehicles.

The TCMS solutions supplied by control, I/O, network and communication technology specialists Selectron provide the answers for rail vehicle automation and for keeping up with the latest digital connectivity trends.

Knorr-Bremse company Kiepe Electric is a globally renowned specialist in complete customized systems for electric rail vehicles, buses and trucks.

Zelisko develops energy, signalling and traffic management systems. Its portfolio includes current and voltage transformers, LED railway signals, railway crossing safety systems and combined ticket printer/on-board computers.

Outstanding performance, short maintenance times, high availability and complex vehicle modernizations: RailServices offers innovative life cycle management for everything from individual vehicles to entire fleets.