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Reference Case: Pure Electrical Bus Passed the Whole Vehicle Type Approval - Italy

Pure Electrical Bus Passed the Whole Vehicle Type Approval

Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co. Ltd. was founded in 2000 and covers a product range including 6 to 18-meter mid-range and high-end passenger vehicles, tourist buses, group vehicles and public buses.

Basic Facts
Client: Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co. Ltd.
Timeframe: Half-year period
Project Location: Italy
Main services:WVTA certification

Initial situation and requirements

The leading bus manufacturer in China, Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co. Ltd., developed a pure electric bus. An Italian bus operator wanted to purchase a large number of these buses for the public transport system in Italy’s Grosseto Province.

In order to export the electric Alfa Bus to Italy, the vehicle had to pass the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA). This very strict certification system for whole vehicles and safety parts or systems can be enforced in all EU member countries. As an experienced and reliable partner, TÜV Rheinland was asked to maintain the certification process in this case.

Solutions, results

To ensure the successful export of the Alfa Bus, TÜV Rheinland experts carried out a series of inspections over a six-month period. A total of 26 certification items was covered during this process.

TÜV Rheinland's rich experience and technical expertise in vehicle inspection and cert guarantee high standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) as well as the safety and environmental performance of electric vehicles. It was well worth the effort, resulting in all 26 certification items passing the WVTA certification process. Finally, Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co. Ltd. is able to sell its first pure electric bus for use in Italy.

“TÜV Rheinland can help our enterprise to tap the potential of the electric vehicle industry and is a trustworthy partner”, said Liao Zhushan, Executive Director of Jiangsu Alfa Bus.

Read more about our Solutions to Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

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About TÜV Rheinland in Asia
As a global leader in independent inspection services, TÜV Rheinland has been contributing to protect safety and quality for people and the environment in the Asia-Pacific region since 1978. The Asia-Pacific branch offices employ over 900 people and are located in the following 10 countries: Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Together with 9 offices and laboratories in China , TÜV Rheinland continues to expand its local testing, inspection and certification capacities and areas of expertise all over Asia.

About TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland helped Jiangsu Alfa Bus Co. Ltd. by providing:

• Overview of the project`s process to avoid costly bottlenecks.

• Compliance of the export process with applicable regulations

• Early warnings on issues of non-conformance to project specifications and standards