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  • article 33 - PVI, market leader in electric industrial vehicles

    For more than 15 years, PVI offers to its customers a complete range of products and services to meet their needs.



  • article 31 - BUS

    100% ELECTRIQUE

    The OREOS 2X, 22-passengers minibus and the OREOS 4X, 49-passengers midibus are the first full electric buses designed for wide distribution to urban and municipal bus operators.



  • article 32 - TRUCKS

    100% ELECTRIQUE

    Our knowledge of urban mobility allows us to develop industrial alternative energy vehicles specially adapted to the real life of our clients.



  • article 151 - Focus on WATT® System

    avec WATT® System

    Watt® System allows to an electric bus to enjoy an unlimited range thanks to quick charges of only 10 seconds at the bus stop.



  • article 103 - C-Less

    City Low Emission Silent Solution

    PVI designs and produces full electric drivelines for trucks from 3.5 to 26 tons GVW.
    C-Less brand symbolizes the significant reduction of the carbon footpath generated by those vehicles.



  • article 30 - Legal notices

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    • Corporate name: PVI
    • Registered office: ZI - Rue de Maison Rouge - 77220 Gretz-Armanvilliers
    • Legal representative: Michel Bouton
    • Contact: +33 1 64 42 14 01
    • Hosting and web designer: Nouveaux territoires: http://www.nouveauxterritoires.fr/
    • Photo credits: PVI _
    The editor agrees to observe all the rules concerning the setting up and use of a website. PVI draws the attention of its website users to the following specific points: 1 - Site access Site users acknowledge that they have the necessary authorisation for accessing and using this site. You are reminded that any unauthorised accessing or maintenance of an information system, or the blocking or alteration to the running of such a system, or the unauthorised introduction or modification of data in an information system constitutes a criminal offence liable to prosecution. Access to the pvi.fr site is free. Charges for accessing and using the telecommunications network are payable by the client, according to the methods set up by their network providers and telecommunications operators. 2 - Intellectual Property PVI is the owner, or copyright holder, of all the elements that make up this site, namely the data, designs, graphics, photos and soundtracks. Any reproductions, representations, broadcasts or repeats, whether partial or total, of the contents of this site by whatever means without the express authorisation and permission of PVI is forbidden, and would constitute a punishable infringement according to Intellectual Property Law articles L335 - 2 and those that follow. The PVI brand and logos appearing on the site are registered trademarks. Any total or partial reproduction of this brand or these logos made from elements of the site without the express authorisation of PVI or its legal successors is therefore prohibited, in the sense of article L 713 - 2 of Intellectual Property Law. 3 - Responsibility PVI reserves the right to amend the content of this site at any time and without prior warning. Furthermore, PVI accepts no responsibility for delay, error or omission with regard to the content of these pages, nor in the event of interruption or non-availability of service. PVI cannot be held responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information contained on the site, nor its possible use by third parties. Anyone wishing to take advantage of one or more of the services and/or one or more of the products offered on the site is requested to contact PVI for details of the contractual conditions and tariff rates applicable for that (or those) product(s) and/or that (or those) service(s). All information found on the site is for information only and does not under any circumstances constitute a contractual undertaking by PVI. Access to products and services found on the site may be subject to restrictions with regard to certain individuals. PVI will not supply any products and/or services to any individuals if forbidden by law. It is the responsibility of all interested parties to check with their usual advisers in advance that they are legally and financially entitled to apply for products and/or services found on the site. 4 - Technical damage PVI cannot be held responsible for elements beyond its control or any possible damage that may be undergone by the user's technical environment, particularly, their computers, software, network equipment and any other material used to access or use the service and/or information. 5 - Hypertext Links The pvi.fr site contains hypertext links enabling access to sites not produced by PVI. As a result, PVI cannot be held responsible for the content of any such sites to which the Internet surfer has access. The creation of any hypertext links to the pvi.fr site must be authorised by the editor beforehand. 6 - Cookies Users are advised that when they visit the site a cookie may be installed automatically and temporarily held in the computer's memory or on the hard disk. A cookie does not enable users to be identified, but is used to record information connected with users' internet site browsing. Site users acknowledge that they have been notified of this practice and authorise PVI to employ it. They can deactivate this cooking through parameters that appear in their browser software. 7 - Personal Data Any personal information you key in will be recorded by PVI for the sole purpose of dealing with your requests for information. You have the right of access, correction and removal in accordance with the terms provided for in France's 1978 act on data privacy (act n°78-18 dated 6 January 1978). This right may be exercised directly by e-mailing the site manager at the following address: PVI ZI - Rue de Maison Rouge - 77220 Gretz-Armanvilliers. 8 - Applicable law The content of the pvi.fr site is subject to law applicable in France. 
Users acknowledge the authority of the French courts in all matters connected with the content and use of the site or any subsequent appeals. _


  • article 104 - Services ferroviaires

    Réalisation d’engins de construction et de maintenance des voies



  • article 59 - Access and Contacts
    Widening the map PVI ZI - Rue de Maison Rouge 77 220 Gretz-Armainvilliers GPS Coordinates : 48.734586 ; 2.728457 Phone : +33 1 64 42 14 00 Fax : +33 1 64 42 77 97 Email : info pvi.fr


  • article 70 - After-Sales Services
    Customer service Thierry VANWALLEGHEM - Manager Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 66 / +33 6 08 23 14 86 Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Audrey JARRY - Assistant Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 25 Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Technical assistance for electric vehicles and for embedded electronic system Marc CURE / Arnaud SIRENNE Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 61 / +33 6 07 57 58 60 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Technical assistance for mobile crane and lifting equipment Emmanuel NASLET Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 57 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Technical assistance for fleet customers Fabien BOUTELET Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 13 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Edouard NUNES Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 39 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Spare parts services Jean-Yves LALANDE Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 12 / +33 6 08 55 70 61 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Nelço CASTELAOS Tel. +33 1 64 42 14 19 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 PALFINGER Service Alexandre SANNIER Tel. +33 6 79 51 66 75 – Fax. +33 1 64 07 19 04 Contact by email sav pvi.fr


rubrique 60 - Outils


rubrique 2 - About us


  • rubrique 56 - Our Company
    • article 1 - Presentation

      A good grounding in expertise and experience coupled with innovation are the values on which the company is founded. The most important issue for PVI’s management is the use of the latest technologies to fulfil clients’ needs.

      The PVI Group is based on a diverse range of various specialised sectors, from electric heavy vehicles and NGVs through to railways business lines and work on special machinery. This diversity and flexibility provide security for the Group, which operates in these industrial fields for 40 years and became fully independent in 2007. _

      PVI’s know-how enables products and technologies to be offered which fulfil the most sophisticated requirements of the automotive industry. Naturally oriented towards highly specialised markets, the firm has developed recognised expertise in the field of industrial vehicles implementing engine types offering an alternative to diesel, and particularly fully electric vehicles and gas vehicles. The Group wishes to be continually innovative and to provide new technological solutions in order to improve vehicles’ performance characteristics as well as improving our environment. Major investments devoted to R&D over the last 10 years enable PVI to be the benchmark corporate at the cutting edge of alternative energy sources for industrial vehicles. The whole of the PVI Group gives electric mobility the industrial dimension required to ensure our planet’s ecological balances. In 2013, PVI founded its subsidiary in China in order to respond to local demands for powertrains for electric heavy vehicles, and to provide local support for its customers and partners. Opting for innovative technologies that protect the environment due to an absence of CO2 emissions, and the development of silent vehicles which are absolutely essential for city life, form part of an environmentally responsible corporate dynamic to which all its employees are deeply attached. Today, the majority of PVI has become a managerial holding company, consisting of its Chairman, Michel Bouton and his associates. All of these associates who took part in this operation in 2012 are showing their conviction through the development of the PVI Group. Know-how and experience, combined with innovation, constitute the firm basis for the corporate’s values. Silent environmentally-friendly solutions are at the heart of the PVI Group’s development.


    • article 135 - PVI CHINA

      Depuis 2013, PVI est présent en Chine pour répondre aux demandes de ses partenaires locaux et voit déjà dans ses échanges avec les collectivités locales les pistes d’un développement prometteur.

      PVI Group’s fully-owned Chinese subsidiary, Yantai PVI Powertrain Manufacturing Co. Ltd., was founded in the first quarter of 2013 in order to respond to major local demands for technologies for fully electric heavy vehicles.

      PVI Group’s Chinese subsidiary is based in Yantai (Shandong Province) and is in charge of the distribution and integration of PVI powertrains on the Asian market. Obviously, it benefits from the ongoing support of PVI’s R&D team in France for the development of solutions adapted to local demands. PVI’s leading partner in China is the Haide Group, a vehicles body builder specialising in heavy vehicles. In particular, the partnership between PVI and Haide enabled the development and approval of 7.5t and 16t vehicles. These vehicles are based on the various types of chassis by DongFeng, which is also a partner in this successful effort. Distribution of these vehicles at national level will occur from early 2014 onwards, based on a tested and validated solution, major distribution capacity, and very strong local demand. New-generation PVI drivelines They are assembled in Europe as well as China for the Asian Market. They include the electronic command and control unit for the vehicle, the charger, batteries management, the whole robotised gearbox/engine assembly, and also all of the ancillaries required (cooling system, power steering and brakes, driver’s interface, etc.). The three solutions offered by PVI are: L drivelines, GVW of 3.5t to 7.5t (European commercial vehicle, Gépébus Oréos 2X minibus, the Aptinéo Vehixel minicoach, the DongFeng/Haide 7.5t truck in China, etc.); XL drivelines, GVW of 12t to 16t (Oréos 4X Midibus, demonstration trucks based on European MD trucks, the DongFeng/Haide 16t truck in China, etc.); XXL drivelines, GVW of 18t to 26t (PVI C-Less 19t and 26t, etc.). Environmentally friendly, silent, comfortable and ergonomic, the powertrains developed by PVI are reliable systems and solutions which are available, tried and tested. It constitutes a real turnkey solution that can be integrated easily into all types of chassis.


    • rubrique 9 - Railway

      Railway Services

      The PVI Railways Division designs and builds railroad railway construction and maintenance equipment. This equipment is specifically adapted for works on catenaries and infrastructures.

      The PVI Railways Division designs and builds railway construction and maintenance equipment. This equipment is specifically adapted for works on catenaries and infrastructures. The main applications for the equipment items offered by the company are: Catenary renewals machines Aerial lift or platform wagons Crane wagons Electric powertrain for works machinery Road/rail trucks Full automatic systems Bolstered by its substantial experience in the field of complex command & control systems and its knowledge of safety requirements for trackside duties, PVI does, moreover, develop and offer technical solutions for controlling and securing railway machinery. This type of offer is studied on request with partners that are manufacturers or that integrate technical solutions. Download the brochure : PVI Rail Solution's Activities

      • article 35 - Electric Powertrain Technology

        Over more than 20 years, PVI, which specialises in the design and construction of industrial vehicles using alternative energy sources, has developed a range of electric powertrains adapted to the needs and constraints specific to railroad equipment.

        Over more than 20 years, PVI, which specialises in the design and construction of industrial vehicles using alternative energy sources, has developed a range of electric powertrains adapted to the needs and constraints specific to railroad equipment.

        The company’s skills now enable it to adapt fully electric, diesel/electric hybrid, and dual power system transmissions to railway equipment (wagons, track motor cars, lorries). These various technologies will offer the best of each energy source in order to better fulfil the expectations of users depending on the machines’ operating constraints. The railway equipment fitted out by PVI is able to offer: A zero-emission operating mode in confined areas, thereby protecting workers from pollution The implementation of machinery that creates a minimal level of noise pollution Mixed operating which saves energy and provides a significant reduction in the pollution level in the case of hybrid technologies.


      • article 52 - Catenary renewals machine

        These are fully equipped wagons or specific modules on request for catenary contact line work.

        Fully equipped catenary renewals machines or specific modules on demand, which integrate the following: Unwinding and guidance functions Winding functions Wire guiding Power and hydraulic packs Crane, platform, etc. Depending on customers’ requirements, PVI provides the following services: Needs analysis and feasibility approaches Studies regarding installation on an existing wagon or on a new base The approvals required by law Technical support missions (assembly of modules by the customer) Start-up technical support To protect the environment of your worksites (in terms of noise emissions and pollution) and to protect staff in confined areas, PVI offers electric or hybrid powertrains on its catenary renewals machines.


      • article 53 - Crane Wagons

        PVI makes wagons equipped with cranes with optimal loading and manoeuvring capacity for laying and renewing tracks or catenary.

        PVI makes wagons equipped with cranes with optimal loading or manoeuvring capacities for: Laying and renovating tracks or catenaries, Supplying unwinding machines and cable drum transporters, Construction works, Lifting staff up so they can work at a height thanks to the adaptation of pickers to mobile lift platform standards. Depending on customers’ requirements, PVI provides the following services: Needs analysis and feasibility approaches; Studies regarding installation on an existing wagon or on a new base; Stability studies and movements management under safe conditions (static or dynamic vehicle); The approvals required by law; Start-up technical support and maintenance operations; To protect the environment of your worksites (in terms of noise emissions and pollution) and to protect staff in confined areas, PVI offers electric or hybrid diesel-electric powertrains on its machines equipped with cranes. _


      • article 54 - Aerial lift - plateform wagons

        PVI offers fully equipped wagons or modules on request equipped with a mobile people elevation platform.

        PVI designs and executes full wagons or modules on demand equipped with mobile staff lift platforms: Articulated and/or telescopic booms structure, Rotating elevating platform structure, Off-centring mechanism, Telescopic crane with adjustable basket, Power and hydraulic packs. Depending on customers’ requirements, PVI provides the following services: Needs analysis and feasibility approaches; Studies regarding installation on an existing wagon or on a new base; Stability studies and movements management under safe conditions (static or dynamic vehicle); The approvals required by law; Technical support missions (assembly of the modules by the customer); Start-up technical support; To protect the environment of your worksites (in terms of pollution and noise pollution) and to protect staff in confined areas, PVI offers electric or hybrid powertrains on its aerial lift or platform wagons.


      • article 148 - Road and rail truck

        PVI has a strong expertise in railway special machines, and specific tools or structures associated to those machines. On the other hand, the company designs and manufactures industrial vehicles for more than 30 years.

        Adding together both knowledge and expertise, PVI offers to its Customer a full range of products and services: Needs and feasibility analysis Design and construction of customized equipment for unique project or production volumes The norms and technical standard both road & rail approvals Technical and normative requirement according to the use of the vehicle (crane, aerial lift or platform, winding units,…) Technical assistance for production or maintenance PVI’s solutions allow to equip the intervention departments with a safe, multi-purpose tool, suited to the needs of railroad work. Thanks to the PVI road and rail trucks, the technical teams can benefit from the mobility of a road vehicle, switch over to a railway track very quickly, and move along it at 30 kmph. PVI provides its Customers with all the norms and standards for road, rail and safety fittings for hoisting purposes. Products designed by PVI integrate: Truck chassis selected and designed according to Customer needs and use of the vehicle Rerailing system and railway drive Tool or machine according, that can be integrated to multiservice chassis (crane, aerial lift, platform, winding units, drum holder,…) Working or driving cab Control units and driving assistance for truck, railway drive, working tools,…


      • article 149 - Full automatic systems

        Many of railway equipment are using manual operated systems. PVI studies, designs and supplies the full kits of automatic systems that allowing reinforcing significantly the safety and the productivity.

        Many of railway equipment are using manual operated systems. PVI studies, designs and supplies the full kits of automatic systems that allowing reinforcing significantly the safety and the productivity.

        The PVI's know-how within automatism, slaving systems and remote controlling of machinery, associated to our knowledge in the railway equipment allow us to offer to our manufacturing partners or to our final costumers: Advises within machinery automatism sector; Analysis and studies to adapt the full automatic systems fitted on brand new equipment or on retrofitted or existing assets; Realization of prototype for qualification and/or homologation; Proposal of turnkey solutions ready to be installed by the costumer directly on-site; Serial production of the full automatic systems Technical assistance Thereby, PVI has developed and manufactured several hundreds of full automatic systems for hopper wagons. The drums or traps of the hopper wagon are operated by a slaving system and fully automated. The system is driven by one single operator using a remote control supplied by us. The remote control and the full automatic system provide by PVI allow to: Avoid operators to climb on the wagons or to the railway track for operate the drums or traps; The remote control allows operating a complete train of hopper wagons by only one single operator; The opening or closing of the drums or traps, as well as their orientation could drive a single wagon or be synchronized for several wagons


  • rubrique 57 - Our Vision
    • article 7 - The environmental revolution

      Oil is now more or less the only energy source for heavy vehicles (buses, delivery vans, …). In spite of the various forms of progress imposed on manufacturers through standards, polluting emissions from diesel heavy vehicles are considerable in terms of CO2, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, particles… In addition to these polluting emissions, it should be added that these heavy trucks are noisy, specially when stationary and accelerating.

      By way of an example, an average bus in cities emits 50 to 60 tonnes of CO2 every year and a 26-tonne refuse collection vehicle emits 80 to 100 t of CO2 every year. These vehicles are both absolutely necessary for transport purposes but also cause pollution and are harsh on the surroundings. What are the solutions? The large majority of diesel heavy vehicles used for urban applications could be replaced by fully electric vehicles. Every day, both running these vehicles and their itineraries are stable and recurrent. You know that the distance to be completed is constant (for example 60 to 120 km on average for refuse collection trucks), and that every evening the vehicles return to a specific, set place where it is always possible to hook up electric vehicles. The stable nature of the itineraries completed, a speed limit (up to 90 kmph), considerable diesel consumption by these vehicles, and a reasonable daily distance, make switching over to a fully electric vehicle both economical and broadly feasible. Just imagine European cities where buses, delivery trucks and sanitation and refuse collection trucks are completely silent and non-polluting. It would be a real pleasure and would offer a real improvement to our environment! PVI now integrates its solutions and powertrains into fully electric heavy vehicles on numerous different types of chassis, and for which all the applications are urban. Oréos 2X and 4X urban buses, the Aptinéo minicoach, the Renault Maxity commercial vehicle integrated into the Renault Trucks offer, and the C-Less 26 and C-Less 19 heavy range lorries are all products intended for the European market. This market constitutes a unique range showing both the willigness of the PVI Group to improving our environment and the flexibility of the technologies developed in terms of powertrains. Urban heavy vehicles are both necessary and are major sources of pollution. Adapting fully electric versions so that we can improve our environment immediately is a strong, growing trend. PVI is at the heart of this dynamism!


  • rubrique 58 - Our Values
    • article 69 - OUR VALUES

      PVI has always invested a great deal into research and development in order to identify and develop, on an ongoing basis, solutions that are innovative, can be industrialised, and are flexible. This policy and the major resources devoted to it have enabled the Group to become the recognised actor internationally in the field of zero-carbon heavy vehicles.

      The R&D teams are making constant progress in the field of innovative driveline systems. These technologies must be reliable as well as flexible or, in other words, be able to be integrated into the various types of chassis, with this being done at international level. These powertrains must also be able to communicate and control various types of batteries (Lithium-Ion with or without thermal controls and, in the future, super caps doped with lithium etc.). PVI’s R&D team consists of over 30 engineers. This team is in charge of the design department and a laboratory (experimentation with systems and electrical components, test benches for power electronics, a simulator, etc.). Mention should also be made of the execution of prototypes with a dedicated assembly workshop in order to complete initial mass production vehicles for PVI’s customers, as well as validations and approvals for new applications. With over 30 years’ worth of experience, in partnership with the largest manufacturers, PVI designs and executes industrial vehicles that fulfil specific needs and requirements. Technological expertise and know-how in relation to heavy vehicles, along with their specific operating constraints, constitute the basis for PVI’s developments in the field of alternative energy sources.


  • rubrique 59 - Join Us
    • article 105 - Join Us

      PVI is a growing, innovative corporate. We regularly need new talents who want to participate in our Group’s development. The main profiles sought are electrotechnical engineers, electronics engineers, mechanical engineers, and sales staff.

      All of the PVI Group’s employees are located at Gretz-Armainvilliers, 35 km east of Paris, and which can be accessed directly via the RER E rail line. Are you interested in the PVI Group’s unique technologies? Are you interested in fully electric heavy vehicles? Please feel free to send your unsolicited applications to us at cv pvi.fr both for internships and jobs. Technological expertise in heavy vehicles and special machinery constitute the basis for PVI’s developments. PVI’s historic sectors and its teams’ recognised know-how guarantee safety and quality to the corporate’s customers. PVI’s Services Division is always looking for technicians with a highly varied range of profiles: mechanics, fitters, electrotechnicians, boilermakers, automotive paint specialists etc. Whether you are experienced or wish to boost your professional capabilities, PVI will welcome you to its technical teams either in its workshop or as part of its intervention services platform.


rubrique 25 - News

Find all the news about PVI and electric vehicles. For a press review of the articles published about PVI or its products, please go on the "Press Articles" section.

  • article 166 - 220,000 km covered by the Maxity Electric vehicles operated by Greenway Services

    Greenway Services, a carrier specialised in “last kilometre” deliveries by all-electric vehicles has been serving its entire client base by Renault Trucks Maxity Electric vehicles since 2011. The vehicles making up the Greenway Services fleet have already covered over 220,000 km to date. The carrier, which has seen its volume of business increase sharply, has ordered two additional Maxity Electric vehicles which are currently in the process of being delivered.

    Greenway Services, a carrier specialised in “last kilometre” deliveries by all-electric vehicles has been serving its entire client base by Renault Trucks Maxity Electric vehicles since 2011. The vehicles making up the Greenway Services fleet have already covered over 220,000 km to date. The carrier, which has seen its volume of business increase sharply, has ordered two additional Maxity Electric vehicles which are currently in the process of being delivered.

    The Renault Trucks Maxity Electric vehicles operated by Greenway Services have covered over 220,000 km in Paris and its suburbs since they were first put on the road in 2011. Already operating a fleet of 10 Maxity Electrics, Greenway will shortly be taking delivery of two additional vehicles. “Our aim is to combine respect for the environment with service quality,” explains Nicolas Morisse, Managing Director of Greenway Services. “Thanks to our Maxity Electrics, we can guarantee our clients’ ‘last kilometre’ deliveries totally free of polluting emissions and noise, thereby keeping any nuisance for those living in the vicinity of our operations to the strictest minimum.” Exclusive to Renault Trucks, the Maxity Electric has everything it takes to meet the needs of Greenway Services. This vehicle, which can be driven by a person with an ordinary driving licence, can carry a payload of around 1.5 t. It is powered by the latest generation lithium-ion batteries, which can be recharged in seven hours at a cost of around €2 a day. The batteries are now scaled to enable the vehicle to cover around 100 km a day on a full charge. “The Maxity Electric’s high payload and operating range enable us to draw up logistics plans adapted to our clients’ needs, optimise our rounds and thereby amortise the extra cost involved in an all electric solution,” explains Nicolas Morisse. Greenway Services has adopted an overall environmental approach, offering its clients additional services to deliveries such as collecting and recycling packaging and delivery materials (palettes, film and cardboard boxes) as well as the Green Box (collection of batteries, lamps, paper and store consumables). While the Maxity Electrics operated by Greenway Services serve local authorities particularly keen on limiting polluting emissions and sound nuisance, several of the carrier’s store chain clients are paying more and more attention to “green” transport: “Some of our long-standing clients, such as L’Occitane in Provence and Yves Rocher are already strongly committed to preserving the environment, and using a zero emission mode of transport enables them to pursue their commitments even further,” adds Nicolas Morisse. “But we are also convincing more and more businesses which are anticipating major changes in the way their goods are delivered in the future and are beginning to switch some of their deliveries in Paris to all electric.” Driven by its success, Greenway Services has ordered two more Maxity Electrics which are currently in the process of being delivered. PR Renault Trucks


  • article 150 - Citymove : an experimental all-electric goods transport solution equipped with PVI’s technologies

    Urban mobility is one of the major challenges of the century and one which plays a pivotal role in city economic development. Over the past three years, Renault Trucks and Chereau have worked on the Citymove European research programme. This project was carried out in partnership with private and public players such as the plastics manufacturer Plastic Omnium and the LET (Transpor
    t Economic Laboratory). _

    The aim of Citymove is to develop a comprehensive transport solution including the vehicle and its bodywork so as to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and improve safety for drivers, delivery agents during loading and unloading of goods as well as other road users. The first phase of the project involved getting a better understanding of how customers'needs have changed in a highly strained economic context and in view of the increasingly stringent societal challenges in town centres. The workshops throughout Europe brought together carriers and the various players involved in urban mobility. These included administrative authorities, urban logistics suppliers and consultancy firms. The second phase consisted of building an experimental vehicle choosing the most appropriate technologies capable of achieving the project's goals. This vehicle, developed by Renault Trucks and Chereau, is currently being tested under real-life conditions by hauliers Transport Jammet, based in Poitiers. This will allow the company, specialised in refrigerated consolidated distribution, to assess a clean and quiet solution within the city centre. It is an initiative which will also enable local elected representatives, shop holders and the town population to share in this test program and react to it. This experimental vehicle is an all-electric Renault Trucks Midlum: its powertrain and refrigerated body operate entirely on electricity. The vehicle has a GVW of 16 t and a payload of 5 t. It has an operating range of approximately 100 km. For its part, Chereau, true to its claim "Innovation puts you ahead", has developed a specific structure made up of multiple compartment bodywork (15 palettes), a two-way side door, an electric insulating curtain, an "Air Shutter-C" air curtain and an independent, all-electric refrigeration unit. The whole vehicle complies with Piek label requirements. The vehicle also incorporates elements for improving safety, particularly that of other road users (pedestrians, cyclists, scooters, etc.). The "Birdview" system displays images coming from four cameras fitted to the front, rear and sides of the vehicle on a single screen. This system, particularly appreciated in urban environments, makes it possible to reduce the risks associated with blindspots and help drivers when they are manoeuvring. The vehicle's technical characteristics Type: Renault Midlum Motor: asynchronous electric delivering a power of 103 kilowatts GVW: 16 tonnes Payload: 5.5 tonnes Operating range: approx.100 km Technical characteristics of the refrigeration unit Type: CARRIER Supra 950MT (multi-temperature) City-Z Supply: electrical with no CO2 emissions when on the road or at the loading bay Noise Temperature range: from -20°C to 10°C Characteristics of the batteries: Technology: Lithium-ion Capacity: 11kWh at more than 60kWh Autonomy: between 2h and 10h at 0°C when regulating Renault Trucks PR


  • article 125 - PVI / SODETREL press release

    Since signing their partnership agreement in April 2011, PVI and SODETREL have put into service for their customers more than 40 vehicles with PVI electric driveline technology, i.e. the equivalent of 4 MWh Li-ion batteries.l’équivalent de 4 MWh de batteries Li-ion.

    Since signing their partnership agreement in April 2011, PVI and SODETREL have put into service for their customers more than 40 vehicles with PVI electric driveline technology, i.e. the equivalent of 4 MWh Li-ion batteries.

    In April 2011, PVI, a manufacturer of electric industrial vehicles, and SODETREL, a wholly owned subsidiary of the EDF group, signed a framework partnership agreement for the purpose of offering PVI customers a leasing and services package concerning Valence Technology batteries. This agreement is the continuation of more than 10 years of collaboration between PVI and SODETREL in the field of fully electric industrial vehicles. The two partners are offering “energy on-board” packages for vehicles equipped with PVI electric driveline technology, particularly: The OREOS 2X from the GEPEBUS range, a 22-places minibus equipped with 85 kWh batteries; The OREOS 4X from the GEPEBUS range, a 49-places midibus equipped with 170 kWh batteries; The APTINEO from the VEHIXEL range, a 26-places mini coach equipped with 85 kWh batteries; The Electric MAXITY, a vehicle from the RENAULT TRUCKS range, equipped with 42 kWh batteries. Under this agreement, each customer purchasing GEPEBUS OREOS buses or VEHIXEL APTINEO mini coaches may sign a lease and service contract with SODETREL. Under the terms of this contract, SODETREL provides a full guarantee for the batteries over the entire term of the lease and will carry out any necessary preventive or repair maintenance work. The term of the contracts ranges from 48 to 60 months according to the type of vehicle. This offer meets the expectations of those customers wishing both to spread the financial charge of the batteries over several years and to have the full reassurance of the reliability of the battery pack on-board each vehicle. This approach is a major advance in France and Europe in the development of electric urban vehicles for transporting people and goods. SODETREL’s decision to commit itself is based on a series of tests on the batteries used in the vehicles equipped with PVI electric driveline technology, the results of which have proved satisfactory. This SODETREL package is automatically offered to PVI customers - and has been since May 2011 - and has proved to be a hit with transport operators and organising authorities. To date, PVI and SODETREL have entered into contracts with numerous end-user customers purchasing buses or trucks and manage a fleet of more than 4 MWh Li-ion batteries on behalf of these customers. PVI and SODETREL will be at the European Mobility Exhibition - Transports Publics 2012 from 5 to 7 June and will be exhibiting vehicles equipped with the Li-ion batteries forming the subject of the “on-board energy” partnership offer: PVI-Division GEPEBUS (stand C11) will be presenting an Oreos 2X minibus and an OREOS 4X midibus, EDF and SODETREL (stand H44) will be presenting the “energy on-board”. PVI / SODETREL Press Release


  • article 177 - Electric Buses for Montmartre

    RATP renews its trust in PVI by choosing eleven new buses Oreos 4x in operation in the well known place of Montmartre, Paris.

    Les Midibus Oreos-55 qui équipaient depuis 1999 le Montmartrobus de la RATP, desservant la butte Montmartre (XVIIIe), vont progressivement être remplacés. A partir de fin octobre, ce sont donc 11 véhicules dernier cri (bus Oréos 4X de 9m du constructeur français PVI) qui seront progressivement déployés. The Oreos-55 Midibus operated in Montmartre since 1999 will be gradually replaced. From the end of October, 11 trendy new vehicles (9 meters full electric bus Oreos 4X from the French manufacturer PVI) are joining this famous area in the north east of Paris.


  • article 159 - ID Logistics presents PVI Midlum CNV, to be driven for CASTORAMA, at SITL show.

    The European logistic show SITL takes place at Paris Nord Villepinte exhition center from April 1st to 4th. This is for ID LOGISTICS the occasion to present the first (in a serial of 6 units) PVI Midlum 230.12 CNG that will be driven for CASTORAMA before the end of the month.

    The European logistic show SITL takes place at Paris Nord Villepinte exhition center from April 1st to 4th. This is for ID LOGISTICS the occasion to present the first (in a serial of 6 units) PVI Midlum 230.12 CNG that will be driven for CASTORAMA before the end of the month.

    Those vehicles will be based in Pantin, and will operate in Paris City-Center for deliveries in CASTORAMA shops. The project leader ID LOGISTICS, associated the know-how of various partners for this project: PVI, as chassis manufacturer, CLOVIS Location, renting the vehicles, Carrosserie DARBON, bodybuilder, and GNVert, CNG supplier. PVI Mildum CNG offers the well-known advantages of CNG fue: lower noise level, zero particles from the engine, the use of partly decarbonate (less CO2) fuel thanks to GNVert certificates and commitment. The chassis have been chosen thanks to PVI know-how and capacity to customize them for this very specific use to deliver CASTORAMA shops in Paris: reduced overall height, maneuverability, crossing capacity on slopes, payload, charging height,…


  • article 175 - The public purchasing french platform chose PVI

    UGAP selects PVI for the renewal of its portfolio of electric city buses.

    To fullfill their needs of a clean transportation, french cities will find in the UGAP catalog, two full electric PVI buses, designed and assembled in France. The Oreos 2X with a capacity of 22 seats and a range of up to 120 KM. The Oreos 4X with a capacity of 49 seats and a range of up to 150 KM. _


  • article 128 - PVI’s managers holding company takes control of the entreprise

    The Manager’s holding company, involving PVI associates and chaired by Michel BOUTON, has become the majority shareholder of the PVI SAS Company.

    The Manager’s holding company, involving PVI associates and chaired by Michel BOUTON, has become the majority shareholder of the PVI SAS Company, also chaired by Michel BOUTON. OSEO and the FSI Regions are partners in this transaction which will bring about a capital increase of one million Euros of the PVI Company, and is designed to support business developments, including export. PVI activities are now geared towards two additional industrial areas: The services for and work on specialised equipment. This historical activity of the company has experienced a strong development in the field of railway equipment dedicated to the construction and maintenance of catenary lines. It also involves the knowledge and skills of all PVI services. Small- and medium-series development and production of industrial vehicles for the transport of passengers and urban services. The company has acquired more than 20 years of unique expertise, as well as an undeniable reputation in the field of alternative energy and electric driveline for vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes: City cleaning trucks, delivery trucks, LCVs, and mini- and midi-buses. This expertise is enhanced by the feedback from hundreds of electric vehicles in daily operation throughout France and Europe. Thanks to its technology experience, PVI can now offer its "full electric" traction system solutions to bus and truck manufacturers throughout Europe and beyond: The international distribution of "full electric" PVI technology takes on new dimensions with the entrance into the Chinese market: PVI has concluded its first contract for the supply of its driveline system with the HAIDE YANTAI Company - a body manufacturer specialised in urban-service vehicles. The export growth in 2013 will be accompanied by the creation and implementation of PVI ASIA - a PVI subsidiary in charge of business development, sales and support of PVI products falling within the "full electric" driveline system range. This is another important step for Michel BOUTON, as it reinforces the strategy put in place over five years ago. It allows PVI to position itself in the top ranks at the global level as a proven solutions provider, dedicated to industrial, urban "full electric" powered vehicles, and also to keep growing in a sector destined for a very important role in the forthcoming. Shareholding Press Release


  • article 170 - The French Post Office and Renault Trucks jointly test a hydrogen-powered electric Maxity truck, driven by PVI technology, running on a fuel cell

    The French Post Office and Renault Trucks jointly test a hydrogen-powered electric Maxity truck, driven by PVI technology, running on a fuel cell.

    Renault Trucks and the French Post Office ("La Poste") are pursuing their commitment to a sustainable development strategy and will be introducing, on an experimental basis and as a first in Europe, an electric truck equipped with a hydrogen-powered range extender. This 4.5-ton Maxity Electric model now enjoys an autonomy raised to 200 kilometers and for a year will be tested under actual operating conditions in Dole (Jura Department).

    Renault Trucks is for the first time ever demonstrating in partnership with La Poste a Maxity Electric model in Europe designed with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell, developed by Symbio FCell, that serves to double the vehicle's autonomy. This field test, scheduled to last a year, will enable Renault Trucks to explore all potential avenues of hydrogen technology under actual operating conditions. "This vehicle generates no noise impacts and only releases water vapor; 200 kilometers of autonomy make it the ideal choice for a daily schedule of urban and suburban routes", shares Karine Forien, Director of Energy Efficiency Strategy with Renault Trucks. She continues "Our purpose behind this project is to support European metropolitan areas in their goal of limiting air and noise pollution emissions, through testing innovative vehicles that produce zero emissions and that in the near term should become economically viable for our customers." For La Poste, which at present owns the world's largest fleet of electric vehicles, this experiment is part of a continuous effort underway to extend the autonomy of its fleet. For nearly a year, in the Franche-Comté Region, the Post Office has been testing, during carriers' collection and distribution of mail and packages, clean vehicles running on hydrogen. "Hydrogen stands out today as an efficient solution for extending the possibilities of the electric vehicle product line and its autonomy. More broadly, the development of a hydrogen-based energy storage system is a linchpin to our energy transition", explains Frédéric Delaval, Technical Director of the Mail and Package Delivery Services Office at La Poste. Renault Trucks has configured its 4.5-ton Maxity Electric vehicle to accommodate a fuel cell, with the development and vehicle integration steps being carried out in partnership with the firm Symbio FCell. As a result, Maxity Electric's average autonomy of approx. 100 kilometers has been bumped up another 100 kilometers thanks to energy supplied by the fuel cell. "When the vehicle is running, the electric motor is fed by two complementary energy sources; the fuel cell is capable of delivering a maximum power of 20 kW and, once that threshold has been reached, the batteries kick in to supply whatever power is still required. When idle, the fuel cell is available to recharge the battery as needed", points out Christophe Vacquier, supervising the project. The heat released by the cell is then reused to warm the passenger compartment, which avoids having to consume any energy stored in the batteries, thus helping ensure longer autonomy. Mr. Vacquier further highlights the cell's mode of operation: "The formation of water from oxygen in the air and hydrogen stored in the tanks triggers the production of electricity and heat, in accordance with the reverse principle of water electrolysis." Certified and registered by Renault Trucks, Maxity Electric with a hydrogen-powered range extender will be operated in the city of Dole (France's Jura Department). Due to this region's especially harsh winter weather conditions, Dole will serve as the backdrop for the Post Office's entire experimental fleet. By signing this contract, La Poste and Renault Trucks are combining their efforts in pursuit of launching in France a viable hydrogen-powered transport alternative. Like for conventional electric vehicles, the true emergence of this sector will require rallying industry, users and public policy behind these efforts. Technical characteristics Vehicle registered under the N2 category. Authorized gross weight: 4.5 tons, certified in France at 3.5 tons + 1 ton, by virtue of special regulations favoring "clean-burning vehicles" (operated with a "B" driver's license): the extra 1,000 kg has been authorized as a declared additional rated weight, owing to the deployment of a "clean" alternative technology. Payload: 1 ton. Heating of the cab: heat released by the fuel cell or a CTP type electrical resistance when the cell is idle. Performance ratings Average autonomy: up to 200 km (100 km contributed by the batteries + 100 km by the cell) Maximum speed: 90 km/h Robotized transmission Asynchronous electric motor: 400 V / 47 kW Maximum torque at startup: 270 Nm Batteries Harvested energy: 42 kWh Lithium-ion / iron phosphate technology (Valence Technology) 4 battery packs, weighing a total of 400 kg Complete recharging time, including battery balancing phase: 7 hours Charger embedded in the vehicle, to allow charging on a simple three-phase power socket. Hydrogen kit Harvested energy: 45 kWh Hydrogen cell: 20 kW 2 hydrogen tanks, with a 75-liter capacity each, making it possible to store 4 kg of H2 at 350 bar Total weight of this kit: 300 kg Kit user's guide included. Scope of this experiment The Maxity H2 truck will be delivered to the Dole platform around mid-February. The test is scheduled to last one year so that the vehicle's capacities can be fully assessed during all seasons and in order to generate pertinent feedback. The vehicle will be used on a mail and package collection route. This route is mainly rural and covers a distance of approx. 70 km. A postal employee and her substitute have both been trained to drive this vehicle. About the La Poste Group 100% State-owned corporation since 1st March 2010, La Poste offers an original model of a group built around its branches of activity, which number five: Mail and Package Services, Postal Bank, Postal Network, GeoPost, and its Digital arm. The Group is present in more than 40 countries spanning 4 continents. Every day, the 17,000 La Poste contact points, making it France's leading neighborhood retailer, greets some 1.7 million customers. It delivers 25 billion pieces of mail a year the world over (letters, print advertising and packages), open 6 days a week. In 2013, the La Poste Group generated €22.08 billion in revenue, 17% of which through international business, with a workforce surpassing 266,000. In its strategic plan entitled "La Poste 2020: Conquering the future", the Group has committed to accelerating the development of its five branches and expanding into new territories. Its relations with customers are driven by human interactions and building trust. Through converging its networks, in providing accessibility for all, everywhere and everyday, La Poste accompanies its customers in simplifying their future. About Renault Trucks The Renault Trucks brand of industrial vehicles is present in over 100 countries. The Renault Trucks vehicles are produced in France at Blainville-sur-Orne (Calvados Department), Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain), Lyon (Rhône) and Limoges (Haute-Vienne). In 2014, Renault Trucks was awarded the label of Guaranteed French Origin for its vehicle models T, C, K, D and D Wide. In 2001, Renault Trucks joined the Volvo Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction site machinery, and propulsion and drive systems for naval and industrial applications. The Volvo Group, with a workforce of some 100,000 employees, has plants in 19 countries and distributes its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Group's total sales reached 283 billion Swedish Krona. About Symbio FCell Symbio FCell designs, produces and creates industrial applications relative to hydrogen fuel cells and their infrastructure, for integration into host platforms. Symbio FCell is seeking to establish itself as the European leader in transport applications. The innovative solutions it develops are intended to be installed in standard electric vehicles, as range extenders for battery systems to equip non-polluting vehicles with greater autonomy. These solutions are also targeted for use as new, high-powered propulsion systems entirely based on hydrogen cells for road, maritime and waterway transport applications, as well as special devices requiring high-power electrification. The systems deployed by Symbio FCell have been designed with assistance provided by the CEA Energy Commission and Michelin; all production takes place in Grenoble. Download the Renault Trucks Press Release.


  • article 161 - RATP selects PVI and electric buses OREOS

    After a European public tender process launched in 2013, the worldwide public transport contractor RATP operating in Paris and Ile de France region designated PVI as its supplier for electric mini and midibuses for a 4 years period.

    After a European public tender process launched in 2013, the worldwide public transport contractor RATP operating in Paris and Ile de France region designated PVI as its supplier for electric mini and midibuses for a 4 years period.

    PVI is already supplying RATP with: OREOS 55 electric midibuses, operating for more than 10 years on Montmartrobus line, and transporting each year close to one million passengers living in Montmartre or visiting this famous place in Paris.OREOS 2X electric minibuses, operating for 2 and a half year on the local line called “Traverse Batignolles-Bichat”. The control of technologies developed and implemented by PVI on its electric buses has been a decisive selection criterion. The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities: The OREOS 2X is a minibus with 22 places, including 13 seats. Its compactness and its capacity make it especially well-suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services.The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including intermediate urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites. With the Ile de France public transport authorities, STIF, RATP plans to order OREOS 4X buses replace OREOS 55 electric vehicles operating on Montmartrobus service. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70 km/h, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4X on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year, and totally cancels any particle pollution issued from thermic engine. The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotic transmission that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs specially designed (85 and 170 kWh on-board) featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. About PVI For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavy-duty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. More than 80% of electric buses in France have been delivered by PVI. Based on this experience and understanding of electrical vehicle technology, PVI has developed the unique WATT System solution, allowing to any standard electric bus (12 m length) to operate on urban lines without any range limit thanks to a very quick-charge system at each bus-stop. Since the first presentation of the new generation of electric buses OREOS at the European mobility exhibition in June 2010, more than 200 PVI electric industrial vehicles have been delivered and are in daily operation. Those fleets now register more than 3 000 000 km. Vehicles are operated by public transport organizations, municipalities, urban-logistic or urban-cleaning companies. PVI unique experience on electric drivelines represents more than 15 megawatt-hours onboard the vehicles. Download the press release.


  • article 185 - RATP shows its future ecological bus

    As a part of its BUS Plan 2025 and next to the COP21 held in Paris, RATP has introduced its fleet of green buses for tomorrow. Featured in the first line, the Oreos 4X of PVI is already in operation. It was joined by five other electric bus starting their tests.

    Since October, the eleven new electric buses Oreos 4X of PVI are gradually replacing the Oreos-55 Midibus which equipped since 1999 the Montmartrobus line of RATP, desserving Montmartre area at north of Paris. Designed and assembled in France, the Oreos 4X has a capacity of 49 people on board with a range of 150 kilometers.


  • article 112 - The RATP introduces OREOS 2x

    The RATP introduces OREOS 2x electric minibuses on the Batignolles-Bichat link

    Last Saturday, the RATP and Paris City Hall inaugurated the new Batignolles-Bichat link serving Paris’ 17th and 18th districts. This route is operated using 6 OREOS 2X electric minibuses, recently delivered and commissioned by PVI.

    Following a consultation started in 2010 by the RATP, PVI - Division GEPEBUS was selected to supply OREOS 2X electric minibuses to the Paris transport operator. This decision strengthens the historic links between GEPEBUS and the RATP, since the electric OREOS 55 in regular use for over 10 years on the Montmatrobus service, now transports nearly a million passengers each year, including local residents and tourists. This unrivalled experience helped the RATP when choosing the technologies developed by PVI and implemented in its electric industrial vehicles. The OREOS 2X minibus is a 22-seat city-centre shuttle built from standard mechanical and bodywork parts, thus conferring on it outstanding qualities of reliability and comfort. Environmentally friendly, silent, comfortable and pleasant to use, these new vehicles have a service range averaging 120 kilometres between intermediate charging or battery exchange, a considerable improvement on the performance of previous generation electric buses. OREOS electric buses can also be quite sprightly with speeds in excess of 70 km/h, to bring them more into line with urban services or for extending their services to suburban areas. Operating a bus route using OREOS 2X buses means preventing over 100 tonnes of CO2 being discharged into the atmosphere each year. The whole electric powertrain used in the OREOS range uses the latest technological innovations developed by PVI: an electric management module that offers better transmission performance and optimal electrical energy recovery on deceleration and braking, and the integration of an robotized gearbox giving acceleration and a top speed identical to the best conventional vehicles. PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the start-up restraint system installed as standard. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring technologies used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI specialises in the development and small to medium run production of industrial vehicles for use in transport and work in an urban environment. The company has acquired over 20 years of unique know-how and a solid reputation in the area of alternative energies and electric traction as applied to industrial vehicles: lorries used for cleansing and waste collection, delivery and utility vehicles and buses. This experience is further enhanced by feedback from the hundreds of electric vehicles in everyday use in France and Europe. Based on its technological and industrial experience, PVI also offers electric traction solutions for industrial vehicles to OEM manufacturers and partners in Europe and throughout the World. Press release - RATP


  • article 165 - The first electrical bus with unlimited range, equipped with PVI’s WATT system, tested at Nice Cote d’Azur airport

    A world first: the first electrical bus with unlimited range and no heavy infrastructure runs at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport

    Nice, 7 November 2014 - Since last 17 October, the first "opportunity charging" electrical bus with unlimited range, equipped with PVI’s WATT system, is being tested at Nice Cote d’Azur airport, linking terminals 1 and 2.

    In line with its initiatives in favour of the environment to reduce nuisance and pollution while reducing its climatic footprint, Nice Cote d'Azur airport is testing the first "opportunity charging" electrical bus. Supported Nice Cote d'Azur's airport passenger transport operator Transdev, developed and patented by PVI, and funded by the ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, this project concerns an ultra-fast charging system that supplies the bus on its journey, offering an environmentally friendly solution and low pollutant emission. From an environmental point of view, the WATT System enables the complete elimination of fine particles and prevents the emission of more than 43 tonnes of CO2 just during the trial period on a line such as that at Nice Cote d'Azur airport. The major innovation of the WATT System is the vehicle’s opportunity charging, which consists in supplying power from the bus stop pole (Totem) to the vehicle while passengers alight and get on. The WATT System makes it possible to overstep the limits imposed by battery-powered electric vehicles in terms of range and passenger capacity, while minimizing the urban infrastructure and energy requirements. How it works At each stop, during the passenger exchange time, i.e. approximately 20 seconds, a robotic arm on the bus roof automatically hooks up to an energy accumulator totem mounted on the urban furniture and powered by the existing electrical grid. Once this is done, the bus battery will allow it to travel up to 800 meters, making it possible to reach the next stop where it will recharge again. For Dominique Thillaud, Chairman of the Executive Board of Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur, "incorporating the WATT System technology at Nice Cote d'Azur airport is a strong move in favour of innovation, one of our company's key concerns, and is naturally in line with our environmental policy, promoting future investments that are both economically wise, responsible and in favour of society. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur is proud to test this world premiere between French partners, which underscores the excellence of our transport sector industry." For Laurence Broseta, France Transdev Director, "as a mobility operator, we must play a leading role in the energy transition. We contribute to it on a daily basis, by providing high quality public and private transport services, whose appeal will promote behavioural changes. For technological diversity and the transition to cleaner energies, we are implementing innovative and promising projects with the local communities whose mobility policy we support. Being involved in the testing of the WATT System with Nice Cote d'Azur airports and seeing the culmination of a wonderful piece of teamwork, which was successful thanks to the dedicated energy of the people involved, is extremely encouraging and stimulating. We will be able to test the system's usability and contribute to its development." It is also the first trial in France in actual operating conditions on vehicles using opportunity charging. Transdev, a committed participant in the energy transition, whose long experience in multimodal management, operation of electrical mini- and midi-buses, new engine technologies including hybrids, eco-driving and the development of regional infrastructure, provides local authorities with solutions that take into consideration the conditions of use, operation, maintenance and financing of their public transport networks. Transdev supports innovative national and European projects in partnership with SMEs and start-up companies, celebrating French excellence in the field of transport to encourage the development of the mobilities of the future. With WATT System, PVI proposes a major change to bus operators, through a solution that is easy to implement on existing lines and that can be incorporated in bus manufacturers' standard models. A world first: unlike other fast-charge solutions for electrical buses, WATT System requires no dedicated lanes, catenary, or electrical sub-station, nor heavy roadworks… Silent, clean buses; a solution that is easily implemented and is an economic model, thanks to the complete absence of fossil fuel costs: these are the solution's chief assets. The trial with Transdev and Nice Cote d'Azur airport to test the integration and performance of the WATT System technology is the final step in the validation process before production deliveries starting in 2016. The project, initiated by PVI with its partners MDO and Robosoft, and supported since 2009 by the ADEME as an investment with future, has been performing non-revenue service runs since 17 October last to validate the system in actual operating conditions. The line equipped with WATT System will carry its first passengers from January 2015 and until the end of June, at which time the operating data will be analysed. About Nice-Côte d’Azur airport Nice Côte d'Azur airport is the second airport business in France, with 11.5 million passengers in 2013, 105 direct destinations and 53 scheduled airlines flying to 34 countries. Outside Paris, it is the only French airport to offer daily flights to New York and Dubai. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur manages the Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and, since late July 2013, the Saint-Tropez, airports. It is Europe’s Number 2 business aviation airport. www.nice.aeroport.fr About Transdev: A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world leaders in mobility. Transdev consulting and support services for regional authorities for everything from pre-project studies to daily operation of public transport networks, through assistance to the contracting authority. With 81,000 employees in 18 countries, the group operates 41,000 vehicles and 22 tram networks. In 2013, Transdev's turnover reached 6.6 billion euros. www.transdev.com About ADEME The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) participates in the implementation of public policies concerning the environment, energy and sustainable development. To help them to further their environmental approach, the agency provides expertise and consulting services to companies, local authorities, public authorities and the general public. It also helps finance projects, extending from research to implementation, in waste management, soil conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, air quality and noise prevention. ADEME is a public institution supervised by the Ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy and the Ministry of national education, higher education and research. www.ademe.fr About PVI For over twenty years, PVI has designed and assembled in France, fully electrical industrial vehicles intended for urban applications and implementing enhanced solutions and systems. Through its products, the company has acquired an acknowledged know-how in the field of passenger transport vehicles, and urban electric mini- and midi-buses in particular. PVI has sold nearly 80% of the fleet of electric buses in service in France. www.pvi.fr Download the press release. Press Contacts Géraldine Giraud / Nice Côte D'Azur Airport Geraldine.GIRAUD cote-azur.aeroport.fr - Tel. +33 (0)4 93 21 30 67 Laurence Audebert / Transdev laurence.audebert transdev.fr - Tel. +33 (0)1 74 34 27 20 Epvre Delquie / PVI e.delquie pvi.fr - Tel. +33 (0)1 64 42 14 09 ADEME press department – ademepresse havasww.com Tel.: +33 (0)1 58 47 81 28 – Twitter: @ademe and @ecocitoyens - www.presse.ademe.fr


  • article 181 - The electric bus at SMCL 2015/2016

    A new premiere for PVI which presents its full electric transport portfolio to Mayors and Local Authorities, in Paris Porte de Versailles, from May 31 to June 2, 2016.
    Meet us hall 2.1, booth D64

    This national event is the first professional event of the local public sector, this show offers to policymakers and public buyers (elected and territorial decision makers) concrete solutions to their needs in their daily missions. While mayors have to deal with environmental challenges while seeking economic solutions, PVI is proud to present them its transport solutions: full electric buses and waste collection trucks (cleaner, quieter and efficient). key figures • 4 exhibition pavilions representing 55,400 m² • 819 exhibitors • 13 areas of activities representing more than 100 industries • Nearly 100 technical workshops and conferences • 3 awards ceremonies • 55,000 visitors expected


  • article 155 - Grand Chalon chose OREOS 2X electric minibuses for its city-centre shuttle service "POUCE" - Feedback

    Since October 2011, the free shuttle service in Chalon city-centre is operated with OREOS 2X electric minibuses. This service called “POUCE” was the first urban regular line on a network using new generation of electric vehicles ; the protagonist are sharing their feedback after two years in daily operation and 250 000 km driven in zero emission mode.

    After a public tender launched in 2010, by GRAND CHALON, PVI - Division GEPEBUS has been awarded to deliver OREOS 2X electric minibuses to the public transport network, operated by TRANSDEV Group. The unique experience of PVI in the technologies designed and produced by the company has been a major criteria in the choice for these new minibuses. The OREOS 2X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. Jean-Noël Despocq, Vice-President in charge of Transport and Intermodality at Grand Chalon, explains the choice of the electric shuttle POUCE line: "The electric shuttle is fully in the objectives of the Urban Transport Plan It indeed offers an alternative to the private cars and provides an answer to the problems of travel in the city-centeres for disabled people and people in general, while reducing pollution. " The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module providing improved transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy recovery during deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotised gearbox whichprovides acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major automotive manufacturers. Pascal Garnier, Technical Manager of STAC, a subsidiary of TRANSDEV group, shares its technical feedback after two years of daily operation: "After two years of operation we can get a satisfactory assessment of our shuttle service downtown POUCE with PVI minibuses online. Our fears were located mainly at the driving range and the impact this might have on our operations. We are reassured. The charging procedures of the vehicles have been very quickly assimilated by our technicians." About Grand Chalon The Urban Community of Grand Chalon, regroups 110,000 inhabitants spread over 39 communes. Second largest Community of Burgundy, Grand Chalon places the modernization of public transport among its priorities to enhance the attractiveness of its territory and to best meet the needs and expectations of its inhabitants. Its aim is to encourage the balance between different modes of transport and the environment by developing inter-modality. This commitment is reflected by reducing pollution through the use of clean vehicles like POUCE shuttle line. In September 2012, Grand Chalon launched its new public transport network around the start of a line of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) called Flash. In 2012, more than 7 million courses were made on the Zoom network. The new BRT line alone has more than 5,000 courses per day. This line is equipped with a passenger information system at each bus stop and on board vehicles. This equipment allows users to know the schedule of the next bus stop and better readability of the network in the vehicle through dynamic screens. The new transmission offers since September 2012, clocked lines over a wider time range. In April 2013, a new system of bicycle rental self-service has emerged. In addition to this offer, Grand Chalon also offers bikes for long term rent (standard, electric and folding). About PVI For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavy-duty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. Close to 200 PVI electric industrial vehicles have been delivered and are in daily operation. Those fleets now register more than 2 000 000 km. Vehicles are operated by public transport organizations, municipalities, urban-logistic or urban-cleaning companies. PVI unique experience on electric drivelines represents more than 13 megawatt-hours onboard the vehicles. Download the Press Release


  • article 162 - Deliveries to Guerlain boutiques in Paris made by an all-electric Renault Trucks 16 T vehicle equipped with PVI technologies

    As part of its research into goods transport based on sustainable development, Renault Trucks and Guerlain are currently testing an experimental all-electric vehicle operated by Speed Distribution Logistique. This 16 t vehicle will be delivering supplies to Maison de Parfums & Cosmétiques boutiques in Paris over the next two years. It generates no polluting emissions or noise nuisance and will be tested on regular, demanding delivery rounds of over 200 km.

    Committed for many years to the principles of sustainable development, Guerlain and the Paris region carrier Speed Distribution Logistique have joined forces with Renault Trucks to test a 16 t all-electric experimental vehicle under actual operating conditions: the 100% electrically-driven Renault Trucks D. This truck will be carrying out daily deliveries to the Guerlain boutiques in Paris from its distribution centre, covering over 200 km. To operate over such a long route, a first for any electrically-driven vehicle, the Renault Trucks D all-electric will recharge its battery several times during each 24 hour operating cycle. Its route has been planned so that it can carry out two partial recharges during the day and a total recharge between 7 PM and 2 AM. “The initial tests we’ve carried out using this technology under real operating conditions with our customers have been very satisfying,” explains Christophe Vacquier, Renault Trucks’ project manager. “We are now going further with Guerlain and Speed Distribution Logistique, using the vehicle on 200 km rounds which gives us confidence in the future of this technology.” The test is scheduled to run until the end of 2015. A full appraisal will then be carried out and added to Renault Trucks’ expertise in the field of electrically-driven medium tonnage vehicles and its customers’ requirements. This will then be used to determine the direction future research will take. For Alexandre Oulès, director of operations and Philippe Bernard, logistics manager at Guerlain, becoming jointly involved in this unique programme was an obvious choice. For Guerlain has made sustainable development part of its strategy for more than seven years, focused on six major challenges which include a determination to reduce the level of CO2 emissions generated by goods transport. It was also an opportunity to work with Renault Trucks and Speed Distribution Logistique on an innovative project, based on a joint commitment to protect the environment. Marc Bachini, Speed Distribution Logistique’s founder explains why his company has become involved in this project: “Based on my own convictions, I defined an economic model that respects people and their environment. After having invested in all-electric Renault Maxity delivery vehicles in 2013, this civically-responsible approach naturally led me to pursue this path and incorporate an experimental 16 t all-electric vehicle to be used for warehouse collection. This enabled me to offer Guerlain, a pace-setting company in sustainable development, a totally emission-free delivery cycle.” The Renault Trucks D all electric: technical characteristics GVW: 16.3 tonnes Payload: approx.6 tonnes Wheelbase: 4,700 mm Motor: 103 kW / 400 V LQ 160P asynchronous electric Gearbox: ZF 6S800 TSO, manual automated by air activators Batteries: 2 Lithium-ion battery packs with a total charge of 170 kWh (battery weight: 2 tonnes) Battery recharge: Mains 380 V/64A outlet and braking energy recovery Full charging time: approx. 7h Operating range: 120 km (without partial recharge) Renault Trucks PR


  • article 160 - PVI electric buses at Paris European Mobility Exhibition

    PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses and its innovative concept WATT System at the next European Mobility Exhibition in Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles from 10 to 12 June 2014.

    This is the opportunity to share a unique experience on PVI full electric vehicles. The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities: The OREOS 2X is a minibus with 22 places, including 13 seats. Its compactness and its capacity make it especially well-suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services. The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including intermediate urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4x on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotic gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI has been working with alternative energy commercial vehicles for more than twenty years. Using this as their foundation, PVI developed WATT System, an ambitious technology based on a 100% electric drivetrain for urban bus networks. With this solution, a standard bus fitted with an electric motor will have an unlimited driving range thanks to quick charges at each stop while passengers enter and exit. Using the WATT System, PVI can offer major technological advances to bus service operators. This solution is easy to implement across existing bus lines and may be integrated into vehicles currently being manufactured. This solution requires neither special bus lanes, overhead lines, electrical sub-stations nor extensive road-works. The energy storage and transfer uses a “totem pole” integrated into the existing urban landscape. This will either be placed next to or integrated into the bus stop. It is powered by the low-voltage electrical grid across the city, which charges the integrated supercapacitors. At each stop, the bus will quickly and automatically recharge at the totem pole, and in a few seconds the bus will have sufficient power to reach the next stop. The bus is also fitted with a back-up battery-pack. In this way, the vehicle benefits from unlimited range. In comparison to diesel or gas buses, the WATT System offers considerable advantages for the environment and the community. There are no regulated pollutant emissions (NOx, NMHC, CO, HC…), no particle emissions, and extremely low noise pollution for passengers, pedestrians and the neighborhood. WATT System will considerably reduce the carbon footprint of public transport. By integrating WATT System solution onto a bus line, it is possible to save between 800 and 1200 equivalent tons of CO₂ each year, and almost 400,000 liters of diesel. Quiet, pollution-free buses, an easy to implement solution and an economic model with no extra cost for the operator thanks to an absence of fossil fuels. These are the key strengths of the WATT System solution, and will be made available to operators around the world. The first fitted vehicle will be operational in France in the coming months, and large-scale deliveries will commence in 2016. About PVI For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavy-duty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. 90% of electric buses in France have been delivered by PVI. Based on this experience and understanding of electrical vehicle technology, PVI has developed the unique WATT System solution. Since the first presentation of the new generation of electric buses OREOS at the European mobility exhibition in June 2010, more than 200 PVI electric industrial vehicles have been delivered and are in daily operation. Those fleets now register more than 3 000 000 km. Vehicles are operated by public transport organizations, municipalities, urban-logistic or urban-cleaning companies. PVI unique experience on electric drivelines represents more than 15 megawatt-hours onboard the vehicles. Come and visit us on booth M28


  • article 154 - More than 2 millions km registered for PVI full electric vehicles in operation

    PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses and its innovative concept WATT System at the 24th national public transport symposium, which will take place in Bordeaux from 27 to 29 November 2013.

    PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses and its innovative concept WATT System at the 24th national public transport symposium, which will take place in Bordeaux from 27 to 29 November 2013.
    The opportunity to share a unique experience on PVI full electric vehicles.

    The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities: The OREOS 2X is a minibus with 22 places, including 13 seats. Its compactness and its capacity make it especially well suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services. The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including intermediate urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4x on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotic gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI has been working with alternative energy commercial vehicles for more than twenty years. Using this as their foundation, PVI developed WATT System, an ambitious technology based on a 100% electric drivetrain for urban bus networks. With this solution, a standard bus fitted with an electric motor will have an unlimited driving range thanks to quick charges at each stop while passengers enter and exit. Using the WATT System, PVI can offer major technological advances to bus service operators. This solution is easy to implement across existing bus lines and may be integrated into vehicles currently being manufactured. This solution requires neither special bus lanes, overhead lines, electrical sub-stations nor extensive roadworks. The energy storage and transfer uses a “totem pole” integrated into the existing urban landscape. This will either be placed next to or integrated into the bus stop. It is powered by the low-voltage electrical grid across the city, which charges the integrated supercapacitors. At each stop, the bus will quickly and automatically recharge at the totem pole, and in a few seconds the bus will have sufficient power to reach the next stop. The bus is also fitted with a back-up battery-pack. In this way, the vehicle benefits from unlimited range. In comparison to diesel or gas buses, the WATT System offers considerable advantages for the environment and the community. There are no regulated pollutant emissions (NOx, NMHC, CO, HC…), no particle emissions, and extremely low noise pollution for passengers, pedestrians and the neighborhood. WATT System will considerably reduce the carbon footprint of public transport. By integrating WATT System solution onto a bus line, it is possible to save between 800 and 1200 equivalent tons of CO₂ each year, and almost 400,000 liters of diesel. Quiet, pollution-free buses, an easy to implement solution and an economic model with no extra cost for the operator thanks to an absence of fossil fuels. These are the key strengths of the WATT System solution, and will be made available to operators around the world. The first fitted vehicle will be operational in France in the coming months, and large-scale deliveries will commence in 2016. About PVI For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavy-duty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. 90% of electric buses in France have been delivered by PVI. Based on this experience and understanding of electrical vehicle technology, PVI has developed the unique WATT System solution. Since the first presentation of the new generation of electric buses OREOS at the European mobility exhibition in June 2010, close to 200 PVI electric industrial vehicles have been delivered and are in daily operation. Those fleets now register more than 2 000 000 km. Vehicles are operated by public transport organizations, municipalities, urban-logistic or urban-cleaning companies. PVI unique experience on electric drivelines represents more than 13 megawatt-hours onboard the vehicles. Come and visit us on booth 20-B


  • article 173 - Deliveries without pollution, PVI says YES!

    Deliveries without pollution, PVI says YES!

    A full electric buses from PVI runs between the town hall of Paris and the national market Rungis.

    At the initiative of the Mayor of Paris, this day was dedicated to the presentation of clean vehicles and especially for deliveries in the city center. Adapted to clean transportation in cities, it is a PVI Oreos 4X bus, fully electrical, that made the shuttle between Place Saint-Gervais and Rungis International Market. With zero emission nor CO2 or pollutants during use, the PVI electric buses such as Oreos actually helping to improve the air quality in the city. Electric by PVI Renault Trucks Maxity were also highlighted! Renault Trucks and PVI have combined their expertise to develop the electric Maxity. European leader in electric propulsion system, our teams designed and assembled this 100% electric commercial vehicle specially adapted to deliveries in the city center.


  • article 179 - Spotlight on WATT at Busworld 2015

    At the main worldwide rendez-vous for buses, almost all manufacturers presented an alternative to diesel. _

    PVI was also present to remind its expertise in this field and its unique expertise with more than 5 million kilometers traveled by its 400 electric vehicles already on the roads. The occasion also for PVI, to introduce its latest innovation: WATT System. And this world premiere at Busworld 2015 draw the attention of the organizers.


  • article 130 - MAXITY électrique already has 100,000 km on the clock

    Since the keys to the first Maxity all-electric were presented to beverage distributor Tafanel in 2010, over 20 Maxity Electrics have been put into service by Renault Trucks. And now, this electrically powered 4.5 ton truck, which integrates PVI electric driveline technologies, has already covered a total of over 100,000 km and won’t stop there! Its reliability, together with the success it enjoys with drivers, hauliers and their customers, indicates that Renault Trucks and PVI has made the right decision by deciding to develop this technology.

    The Maxity Electric, the first all-electric small truck developed by Renault Trucks and launched in 2010, has just clocked up a total of 100,000 km. With some 20 of these vehicles currently on the road, overall feedback from customers has been very positive. These include Nicolas Morisse, managing director of Greenway Services, who states: "With its high payload, size, operating range and productivity, the Maxity Electric consistently demonstrates that it is the best vehicle currently available on the market, one which gives our customers services in every way comparable with those of a conventional carrier." His company operates 10 Maxity Electrics in the streets of Paris. For this young company specialised in added value deliveries using electrical vehicles, the Maxity Electric offers real leverage for growth. "This vehicle allows us to promise our customers deliveries that are totally CO2 free - an argument which they find very compelling", he concludes. There is the same reaction from other Renault Trucks customers who have backed the electric solution. "It's perfect for Paris!" declares François Ghiotti, the director of GF Service. His company has been operating a Maxity Electric in the very heart of Paris for several months, delivering to prestigious customers in the 8th district. "Its manoeuvrability, payload and compact dimensions make this truck perfect for weaving its way through the dense traffic," he explains. "What's more, as it is so amazingly quiet, we're considering making the most of this to do night time deliveries which will give an even greater boost to our efficiency." Reliable and efficient technology For Luc Pelletier, director of Logistics and general resources at JM Bruneau, a company specialised in the sale of office equipment and supplies, opting for electrically-powered vehicles should not be at the expense of what matters most - customer satisfaction. In his view, "Our Maxity Electric fulfils its role like all our other vehicles," he insists. "It delivers to our customers on time. That being said, the technology chosen by Renault Trucks for the batteries is particularly efficient. Not only does it give us perfect security, it’s also efficient!" The Maxity Electric is fitted with an asynchronous electric motor requiring little maintenance compared with an internal combustion engine at a similar power rating. It is supplied by latest generation lithium-ion batteries that can be recharged in eight hours at a cost of around two Euros an hour. To date, the batteries, which have so far been trouble-free, are designed to give the Maxity Electric an operating range of around 100 km on a full charge. Treated in the same way as the company's conventional vehicles, the JM Bruneau Maxity Electric has to travel about 80 km on each round and have enough spare energy to handle the gentle climb back to its depot. Luc Pelletier points out that his drivers, "Worked in close collaboration with Renault Trucks to optimise their driving, route and rounds." The director of this company which has been committed to a sustainable development policy for several years adds, "After having covered 5,000 km, our Maxity Electric has now found its cruising speed." The Greater Lyon Authority was presented with the keys to its Maxity Electric in November 2010 and decided to continue operating the small electric truck well after the test had finished. Its vehicle now has 15,000 km on the clock, and has therefore decisively established Renault Trucks' all-electric technology in an urban environment. De son côté, le Grand Lyon qui avait reçu les clés de son Maxity Electrique en novembre 2010, a décidé de continuer d’exploiter son petit camion électrique bien au-delà du test. Son véhicule affiche 15 000 kilomètres au compteur et inscrit ainsi durablement la technologie 100 % électrique de Renault Trucks dans le paysage urbain. A path to growth It can happen that the Maxity Electric also helps hauliers win new markets. This was the case for Transports Rivals, a firm operating in the south-west of France since 1965. This carrier wanted to gain access to the historic centre of Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage town, and supply the town's shops using a Maxity Electric. The aim was to improve the efficiency of this type of delivery to win new markets with the Albi municipal authority or the urban community who are particularly keen to put a cap on sound levels and polluting emissions. To date, the Transports Rivals' Maxity Electric has covered over 5,000 km. "We have been very impressed by the technology's efficiency," explains Eric Rivals, the company managing director. "Our main priority when we chose the Maxity Electric was to have an efficient working tool. And as far as productivity is concerned, we have not seen any difference between it and our internal combustion engine powered vehicles." Greenway Services is already convinced of the potential offered by developing the Maxity Electric. "100,000 kilometres with the Maxity Electric?" asks Nicolas Morisse, "We’re well on the way to doing that ourselves by the end of the year with our fleet of Maxity Electrics!" The efficiency of the Greenway Services concept, which has fulfilled its ambition to totally amortise the extra cost associated with using this new technology to serve the Yves Rocher Group, has also won over decision-makers at L’Occitane en Provence, another beauty product chain keen to adopt a sustainable development approach. They are currently testing one of the carrier's Maxity Electrics on deliveries to its stores in Paris. Ultimately, a fleet of several Maxity Electrics will be devoted to serving them. A vehicle that cannot go unnoticed Having been committed to a policy of clean transport for several years, beverage distributor Tafanel was the first company to be presented with keys to a Maxity Electric. "The most significant difference from the vehicle with an internal combustion engine is the silence," explains Mr. Lessaigle, the driver assigned to the Maxity Electric. "It makes my work much more restful!" And amid all the hubbub of the capital, it is indeed the silence which attracts the attention of cyclists and pedestrians: "They often ask me if the truck really is electrically powered!" says the driver with a smile. The customers show a great deal of interest as well, but with more pragmatic questions concerning issues such as the payload or the battery capacity. Apart from the purely economic aspects of this approach, Tafanel’s decision to purchase the first Maxity Electric got a very positive reaction from its customers: "They thought it was innovative and forward looking," explains Xavier Thillaye, the Tafanel site manager. A feeling shared by the company's workforce: "There was a real current of enthusiasm among the staff and a certain pride associated with this vehicle," the manager concludes. Ideal for inner city centres With its 2 t load capacity and compact dimensions, the Maxity Electric has the same intrinsic qualities as its Diesel equivalent, recognised for its efficiency in town environments. The all-electric motor produces neither atmospheric polluting emissions, nor any CO2 and also has the advantage of reaching its maximum torque at start-up. This makes it a particularly pleasant vehicle to drive, even in narrow and congested inner city streets. Opening the way to new applications and markets Two years after its launch, after having been operated by owner drivers, parcels services, local authorities and even used as a travelling library, the Maxity Electric has clearly demonstrated its versatility and reliability for many urban applications. The manufacturer is also aiming at new markets, and is getting ready to launch the sale of its small all-electric truck in Spain and the Benelux countries. Maxity-100 000km Press Release


  • article 124 - Presentation of OREOS full electric-buses range at Paris European Mobility Exhibition

    GEPEBUS - Division of PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses at Paris European mobility exhibition, which will take place Porte de Versailles exhibition center from 5 to 7 June 2012.

    The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities:

    • The OREOS 2X is a minibus with 22 places, including 13 seats. Its compactness and capacity makes it especially well suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services. The vehicles’ bodywork is derived from VEHIXEL’s Cytios Advance range, which is renowned in the trade for its excellence.
    • The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It is has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including mid-range range urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites.
    Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4x on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotic gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI, who, via the GEPEBUS brand, has already supplied more than 90% of the electric buses being used in France, has an indisputable know-how and a recognised experience in providing 100% electric urban transport that respects the environment. Since 2012, OREOS range has been selected by the National Public Supply Agency UGAP, to reinforce its electro-mobility global offer. Municipalities, Cities and State-Departments can supply GEPEBUS electric buses direct through UGAP, without any specific process of public tender. OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X are offered at UGAP catalogue with supply contracts or mix-offers (bus is supplied and batteries can be rent with associated services). A large offer of optional equipment has be integrated to the catalogue, in order local authorities can choose any specific passengers equipment or information system according to its own standard. At the fair will be presented (at stand C11) one OREOS 2X and one OREOS 4X, fitted with their new 2012 passenger environment standard and their new design. CP Transports Publics 2012 CP Transports Publics 2012 UK


  • article 131 - PVI presents C-LESS full electric range of trucks at POLLUTEC

    PVI will present its C-Less range of 100% electric trucks at POLLUTEC, which will take place in Lyon Eurexpo from 27 to 30th November 2012.

    Last innovation in PVI trucks offer, C-Less (City Low Emission Silent Solution) range of chassis overs today from 18 to 27 tons GVW. Those chassis are dedicated to urban cleaning works and refuse collection. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of one complete service with two tours without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric RCVs. Furthermore, C-Less electric trucks are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to reach quickly city-centre operation areas or extend the service to outer-urban regions. Using C-Less trucks on a cleaning or collection service reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 1000 tons of CO2 per year. The electric power train unit used on the C-Less range features all of the latest technological innovations designed by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy recovery upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotized gearbox that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI / POLLUTEC 2012 Press Release


  • article 174 - PVI honored at the National Public Transport Meetings

    The 25th National Public Transport Meetings took place from 30 September to 2 October 2015 in Lyon. As more and more public transport become electrical, PVI was able to recall its unique expertise in this field.

    While it's time to prevent climate changes by looking for economic solutions, the French company PVI - Power Vehicle Innovation - developing for several years technological solutions which perfectly match with these challenges. PVI has developed the first and only electric bus in the world with an unlimited range. This technology, already in operation at Nice airport, allows the bus to charge at each stop in only 10 seconds, just the time it takes to the driver to let passengers get in and out. A pride for the French industry that PVI presented at the 25th National Public Transport Meetings of Lyon. _


  • article 168 - PVI joins its customer, Pizzorno Environnement Group, to present the first four electric RCVs operating for City of Paris.

    On February, 2nd in Paris, PIZZORNO Environnement Group presented its four first full-electric refuse collection trucks based on PVI C-Less chassis to M. Mao PENINOU, Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris, in charge for environment and urban cleanliness , and Remi FERAUD, Mayor of Paris 10th District.

    On February, 2nd in Paris, PIZZORNO Environnement Group presented its four first full-electric refuse collection trucks based on PVI C-Less chassis to M. Mao PENINOU, Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris, in charge for environment and urban cleanliness , and Remi FERAUD, Mayor of Paris 10th District.

    Those four electric chassis will be in operation in the 10th, 18th and 15th districts of Paris City. PIZZORNO ENVIRONNEMENT decided to experiment such zero-emission vehicles in its fleets, collecting refuse for the City of Paris, through a 5 years contract. The City of Paris welcomes this initiative and will follow it with a particular attention. Using PVI full-electric C-Less RCVs is fully enrolling in the fight against air pollution policy currently being deployed in Paris. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of one complete service with two tours without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. Those performances are similar to the ones reached with a conventional diesel or CNG truck. Furthermore, C-Less electric trucks are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to reach quickly city-centre operation areas or extend the service to outer-urban regions. Using C-Less trucks on a cleaning or collection service reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 1000 tons of CO2 per year and offers zero particles nor local pollution. The electric power train unit used on the C-Less range features all of the latest technological innovations designed by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy recovery upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotized gearbox that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. About PVI PVI specializes in the development and small or medium batch production of industrial vehicles for urban transport and works. The company has more than 20 years of unique expertise and an indisputable reputation in the field of alternative energy (CNG and electric driveline technology) in industrial vehicles: street-cleaning vehicles, delivery vehicles, commercial vehicles and buses. This experience is backed up with lessons learned from the daily operation of several hundred electric vehicles in France and Europe. More than a standard supplier of electric trucks, PVI is positioning itself as a real partner offering complete solution for its customers: An in-depth analysis of the particular needs of each operating project A customized and optimized product proposal A complete electric drive service including battery rental, monitoring over time and maintenance of the electrical components Assistance strengthened by the training of operating and maintenance personnel Download the press release


  • article 126 - PVI delivered a Road-Rail Truck with a Platform and Crane to COLAS RAIL BELGIUM

    Last April, the Railways Division of PVI delivered a road-rail truck to Colas Rail Belgium. This railway company is currently carrying out its first major projects using this new tool.

    PVI and Colas Rail Belgium have established relations based on trust over a period of several years regarding the supply and refurbishment of special railways machinery. This successful relationship enabled a latest-generation road-rail truck offering particularly high performance to be designed and built in order to provide an optimal response to the requirements of both road and rail worksites. This vehicle is equipped with a 5 people capacity working platform that can reach a height of over 8 m and a 5 metric tons crane. A combination of these two tools enables quick interventions in relation to all of the work on catenary systems, structures and engineering works to be carried out using a single highly mobile piece of machinery. As Marc Hernandez, the Director of PVI’s Railways Division, emphasised: “The integration of several industrial assemblies from high-quality supplier partners demonstrates PVI’s know-how in the field of railways machinery and the company’s recognised skills in the sector of special industrial vehicles”. Indeed, for over thirty years, PVI has been developing and designing chassis and drivelines for industrial vehicles (trucks, buses and coaches). In completing this new road-rail truck, the Group’s Rail Division managed to combine the performance characteristics and technologies of the company’s various sectors. Colas Rail Belgium chose to assign the building of this machinery to PVI in order to equip its intervention services with a safe, multi-purpose tool, suited to the needs of railroad work. “Thanks to the PVI road and rail truck, our teams can benefit from the mobility of a road vehicle, switch over to a railway track very quickly, and move along it at 30 kmph. PVI provides us with all the norms and standards for road, rail and safety fittings for hoisting purposes”, stated Bernard Denoncin, the Managing Director of Colas Rail Belgium. Since May, the PVI road-rail truck has been in operation on several worksites in Belgium, and particularly on the Charleroi Tram project that is under construction. Other works are already scheduled for the Infrabel worksites. About PVI: Thanks to forty years of experience in of special machinery engineering, PVI has developed its railways line of business by offering its customers machinery renovation work devoted to this sector, and particularly for catenary works. The PVI Railways Division is now offering a wide range of related products and services in the field of overhead work and/or work on catenary systems: aerial lift or platform wagons, crane wagons, inspection track motor cars, and units for winding/unwinding catenaries. Moreover, the company’s know-how in terms of electric drive technologies applied to heavy vehicles enables the PVI Railways Division to offer this type of technology on works wagons. Thus, equipment can move around within a confined area without operators being exposed to any pollution, or operate in an urban environment without noise. Road-Rail Truck - Colas Rail Belgium Press Release


  • article 152 - PVI will participate to Busworld in Kortrijk

    PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses and its innovative concept WATT System at BUSWORLD exhibition, which will take place in Kortrijk from 18 to 23 October 2013.

    PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses and its innovative concept WATT System at BUSWORLD exhibition, which will take place in Kortrijk from 18 to 23 October 2013.

    The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodywork, are the first genuinely fully electric public transport buses intended to be widely used by urban transport operators and local authorities: The OREOS 2X is a minibus with 22 places, including 13 seats. Its compactness and capacity makes it especially well suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services. The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It is has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including mid-range range urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4x on a bus line reduces the amount of atmospheric pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric power train unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotic gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the techniques used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI has been working with alternative energy commercial vehicles for more than twenty years. Using this as their foundation, PVI developed WATT System, an ambitious technology based on a 100% electric drivetrain for urban bus networks. With this solution, a standard bus fitted with an electric motor will have an unlimited driving range thanks to quick charges at each stop while passengers enter and exit. Using the WATT System, PVI can offer major technological advances to bus service operators. This solution is easy to implement across existing bus lines and may be integrated into vehicles currently being manufactured. This solution requires neither special bus lanes, overhead lines, electrical sub-stations nor extensive road-works. The energy storage and transfer uses a “totem pole” integrated into the existing urban landscape. This will either be placed next to or integrated into the bus stop. It is powered by the low-voltage electrical grid across the city, which charges the integrated supercapacitors. At each stop, the bus will quickly and automatically recharge at the totem pole, and in a few seconds the bus will have sufficient power to reach the next stop. The bus is also fitted with a back-up battery-pack. In this way, the vehicle benefits from unlimited range. In comparison to diesel or gas buses, the WATT System offers considerable advantages for the environment and the community. There are no regulated pollutant emissions (NOx, NMHC, CO, HC…), no particle emissions, and extremely low noise pollution for passengers, pedestrians and the neighborhood. WATT System will considerably reduce the carbon footprint of public transport. By integrating WATT System solution onto a bus line, it is possible to save between 800 and 1200 equivalent tones of CO₂ each year, and almost 400,000 liters of diesel. Quiet, pollution-free buses, an easy to implement solution and an economic model with no extra cost for the operator thanks to an absence of fossil fuels. These are the key strengths of the WATT System solution, and will be made available to operators around the world. The first fitted vehicle will be operational in France in the fourth quarter of 2013, and large-scale deliveries will commence in 2016. About PVI For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavy-duty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. 90% of electric buses in France have been delivered by PVI. Based on this experience and understanding of electrical vehicle technology, PVI has developed the unique WATT System solution. Come and visit us on booth 838 - Hall 8 Download the Press Release of PVI


  • article 139 - PVI is proud to present WATT®: a unique solution for a zero emission and unlimited range urban service

    From the UITP 2013 World Congress and Exhibition in Geneva - 26th to the 30th of May 2013 - PVI is proud to present the WATT System: the new zero-emission, unlimited-battery urban bus solution.

    From the UITP 2013 World Congress and Exhibition in Geneva - 26th to the 30th of May 2013 - PVI is proud to present the WATT System: the new zero-emission, unlimited-battery urban bus solution.

    PVI has been working with alternative energy commercial vehicles for more than twenty years. Using this as their foundation, PVI developed WATT System, an ambitious technology based on a 100% electric drivetrain for urban bus networks. With this solution, a standard bus fitted with an electric motor will have an unlimited driving range thanks to quick charges at each stop while passengers enter and exit. Using the WATT System, PVI can offer major technological advances to bus service operators. This solution is easy to implement across existing bus lines and may be integrated into vehicles currently being manufactured. This solution requires neither special bus lanes, overhead lines, electrical sub-stations nor extensive roadworks. The energy storage and transfer uses a “totem pole” integrated into the existing urban landscape. This will either be placed next to or integrated into the bus stop. It is powered by the low-voltage electrical grid across the city, which charges the integrated supercapacitors. At each stop, the bus will quickly and automatically recharge at the totem pole, and in a few seconds the bus will have sufficient power to reach the next stop. The bus is also fitted with a back-up battery-pack. In this way, the vehicle benefits from unlimited range. In comparison to diesel or gas buses, the WATT System offers considerable advantages for the environment and the community. There are no regulated pollutant emissions (NOx, NMHC, CO, HC…), no particle emissions, and extremely low noise pollution for passengers, pedestrians and the neighborhood. WATT System will considerably reduce the carbon footprint of public transport. By integrating WATT System solution onto a bus line, it is possible to save between 800 and 1200 equivalent tonnes of CO₂ each year, and almost 400,000 liters of diesel. Quiet, pollution-free buses, an easy to implement solution and an economic model with no extra cost for the operator thanks to an absence of fossil fuels. These are the key strengths of the WATT System solution, and will be made available to operators around the world. The first fitted vehicle will be operational in France in the fourth quarter of 2013, and large-scale deliveries will commence in 2016. For more than twenty years, PVI has been designing and manufacturing, in France, 100% electric heavyduty vehicles for urban applications and implementing optimized solutions and systems. Thanks to these products, the company has gained an incomparable knowledge and understanding of mass-transit vehicles, especially electric urban mini- and midi-buses. 90% of electric buses in France have been delivered by PVI. Based on this experience and understanding of electrical vehicle technology, PVI has developed the unique WATT System solution. The first images and information of the WATT System will be unveiled at the UITP World Congress and Exhibition (stand 4C450). PR-WATT System 2013


  • article 145 - Renault trucks tests an extended range 16t electric truck equipped with PVI’s technologies, in partnership with Norbert Dentressangle

    Renault Trucks is continuing its research into urban delivery vehicles. The manufacturer is currently carrying out experiments with Norbert Dentressangle into the viability of an electric truck with an autonomy extender. This 16 t vehicle, built around a Midlum chassis, makes it possible to carry out assignments covering 60 km in all-electric mode, while having a total operating range of more than 400 km. The vehicle will be tested between June 2013 and January 2014 in the Paris region on behalf of ThyssenKrupp Materials France.
    This project is part of the ongoing technological partnership between Renault Trucks, PVI and IFP Énergies nouvelles. _

    Renault Trucks is testing a 16 t truck running on electricity with an autonomy extender in partnership with Norbert Dentressangle and ThyssenKrupp Materials France, a vehicle resulting from work carried out with IFP Energies nouvelles and PVI. Transport is a pivotal element in the activities of ThyssenKrupp Materials France , which carries out 500 deliveries a day. It represents a cost centre subject to the pressures imposed by oil prices, European social regulations and various taxes. Saving money - whether in terms of energy or optimising costs - is a key goal in the everyday working of ThyssenKrupp Materials France. "This project seemed to us as an opportunity to prepare for the future. All the more so since our head office is in the Paris region where congestion and pollution are higher," states Jean-Michel Auriac, Senior Vice-President. For this project, Norbert Dentressangle has once again demonstrated its willingness to be in the forefront of the fight against greenhouse gas emissions and all other types of pollution. Deeply committed to reducing the environmental impact of its activity, the haulier makes trucks one of its core concerns. "The experiments being carried out with this new hybrid vehicle reflect the partnership agreement we have had with the ADEME since 2005," explains Martial Valente, Transport division Purchasing director. "Since road haulage is, and for a long time will remain, the most efficient way of transporting goods, we make a special effort to research all the efficient means possible for reducing the environmental impact made by trucks. Together with Renault Trucks, we are providing unique solutions which will make it possible for us to have a modern means of transport, one that is efficient, safe and environmentally friendly." The "hybrid series rechargeable" technology used by this vehicle makes it possible to combine considerable autonomy in all-electric mode with an overall operating range of several hundred kilometres in hybrid mode. The vehicle can therefore carry out assignments in "zero emission" zones (generally town centres) and in industrial zones on town outskirts in the same day. In operational terms, this means that the experimental vehicle has a total operating range of over 400 km, 60 km of which can be in all-electric mode, i.e. emitting no noise, polluting emissions or CO2. It is fitted with electric traction by PVI , using a 103 kW/400 V asynchronous electric motor, Li-ion batteries packing a total energy of 85 kwh and a Diesel DXi 5 engine combined with a 70 kW generator. This generator will make it possible to produce electricity for recharging the batteries while the vehicle is travelling, thereby ensuring its autonomy while it is on its round. Furthermore, every time it brakes or decelerates, the kinetic energy is recovered by the electric motor and stored in the batteries. These batteries can be recharged in four hours using a 380 V, 64A three-phase supply. This Midlum electric with autonomy extender will be operated by Norbert Dentressangle on behalf of ThyssenKrupp Materials France in the Paris region. Offering a payload of 6 t, it will be devoted to carrying steel bars between 3 and 7 m long, or palettes of small format steel, as well as sheet steel between 1 and 3 m long. It will carry out its assignments between 5 AM and 2 PM, covering a daily distance of between 170 and 220 km in the North-west of the Île-de-France region supplying some 20 of ThyssenKrupp Materials France's customers. Thanks to the hybrid management program developed by IFP Energies Nouvelles, the Diesel engine will always be operated under optimal conditions in terms of fuel consumption and thus for reducing CO2 emissions. IFP Energies nouvelles has drawn upon its expertise in the fields of control and hybrid powertrains, to produce an energy management calculator and all its calculating functions. These optimise the flow of power around the battery, decide when it is best to start up or shut down the internal combustion engine according to the situation, particularly in urban areas and ensure that the engine operates only under optimal conditions. The main objective is to enable the vehicle to reduce its consumption throughout its entire assignment as well as limit the sound nuisance it generates in urban environments. Several on-board energy management modes are available and the driver can choose between the two following modes in real-time: Automatic : This is the default operating mode: the hybrid calculator automatically manages the battery charge by starting and stopping the autonomy extender. It constantly optimises electrical and internal combustion energy management to reduce the overall consumption by as much as possible. To obtain the best combination of the two energies, the hybrid calculator uses the data relating to the delivery round and any "zero emission" zones on the route which will already have been entered into the hybrid calculator. Manual : The driver can activate the all-electric mode at any time, particularly for deliveries in controlled or "zero emission" areas. In this case, the autonomy extender will not operate as long as there is a minimum amount of energy in the batteries. A specific display and an additional screen serve as an interface for the driver to monitor and observe the flows of energy. The results this experiment is expected to produce are as follows: A reduction in CO2 emissions of around 30% compared with an equivalent Diesel vehicle, taking the entire assignment into account A mobility equivalent to that of a Diesel vehicle while making sure energy is still available when the vehicle is stationary A significant improvement in noise levels, corresponding to expectations of those in the vicinity of the vehicle's operations which should allow customer users to extend their timeframe of deliveries to early mornings or during the night. This unique vehicle is the second experimental vehicle resulting from a close collaboration between Renault Trucks, PVI and IFP Énergies nouvelles. It has been developed as part of the Melodys project supported by the ADEMA demonstration funds. It is part of an experimental program designed to test technologies under real life conditions that have the potential of being applied to production vehicles in the future. Technical characteristics Renault Midlum electrical 16 t vehicle with autonomy extender Operating range in electrical mode: approximately 60 km Total operating range: over 400 km Recharging time : 4h Electric motor power: 103 kW 1 Lithium-ion (iron phosphate) battery pack - on-board energy: 85 kWh - capacity: 138 Ah / 615 V Diesel tank capacity: 130 l Payload: 6.5t Bodywork: Tautliner, equipped with 500 mm body side boards, together with sliding curtains and roof RT Press Release


  • article 167 - PVI and SODETREL strengthen their partnership and complete their offrers for onboard energy solutions

    During the Mayors and Municipal trade fair , held this week in Paris - Porte de Versailles, PVI and SODETREL signed a new partnership agreement to offer deals for "on-board energy", extended to electric trucks and buses owners.

    During the Mayors and Municipal trade fair , held this week in Paris - Porte de Versailles, PVI and SODETREL signed a new partnership agreement to offer deals for "on-board energy", extended to electric trucks and buses owners.

    Download the Press Release.


  • article 127 - An All-electric Refrigerated Truck – The latest move towards making transport cleaner in Switzerland

    Renault Trucks and NESTLE Switzerland present the first full-electric refrigerated truck, powered with PVI electric drive technologies.

    Nestlé Switzerland and Renault Trucks stage the world preview of a groundbreaking experimental vehicle nicknamed the e-Truck, on the Federal Square in Berne. This truck combines an all-electric 13t Renault Midlum developed by Renault Trucks with a refrigerated body that is also entirely powered by electricity. A second identical vehicle will be joining the Nestlé Switzerland fleet in September. These two vehicles will be tested distributing ice creams and refrigerated Nestlé Frisco-Findus refrigerated products to shops in the Zürich and Lausanne regions. By using these two trucks that have no equal in the field of urban goods transport, Renault Trucks and Nestlé Switzerland are making a joint statement in favour of cleaner transport in Switzerland. There is no single solution to meeting the major challenges urban goods transport has to face. As Heinz-Jürgen Löw explained when presenting this Midlum electric, it is a question of "Putting the right truck, with the right energy, in the right place at the right time." This involves innovation in organising transport systems just as much as technical improvements to vehicles and associated services. This joint effort being made by Nestlé Switzerland and Renault Trucks will make it possible to test and validate the latest generations of batteries, optimise components and seek the most favourable compromises before going on to a new stage of research into this type of vehicle. Eugenio Simioni, the managing director of Nestlé Switzerland, laid particular emphasis on the "quiet and emission free" aspects of these two vehicles which "mark a new milestone in the supply chain". They will make it possible for the Frisco logistics team to go even further towards their goal of reducing CO2 emissions, which so far has involved optimising delivery scheduling and economic driving. Green electricity will also be made part of the equation. For, under the terms of a partnership agreement with Romande energy, Nestlé is planning to install several thousand square metres of photovoltaic panels on a number of its administrative buildings at Vevey and la Tour-de-Peliz by the end of the year. This will provide sufficient energy to run the equivalent of some 30 electric trucks for a whole year! The electricity which is actually generated will be fed into the Romande Energy grid and contribute to the amount of renewable energy produced and consumed in the region. The two vehicles made available to the Frisco team will be able to carry 3 t of ice cream and refrigerated products. They will be called upon to supply between 30 and 50 sales outlets every day over a distance of between 60 and 100 km. The first truck will come into service in the Zürich region in July and the second in September operating in and around Lausanne. Particularly at home in an urban environment, these 13t Midlum electric vehicles are equipped with a refrigeration unit which also runs on electricity. When being operated, they therefore produce no polluting emissions or CO2 and they run almost completely silently. Their electric motor develops a power of 103 kW. These vehicles can reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h and have a system of recovering energy during braking. The two lithium-ion battery packs have a total capacity of 170 kwh, giving them an operating range of around 140 km, with recharging taking eight hours using a standard power outlet. These experimental vehicles, which are not designed for the market, are part of Renault Trucks' ongoing research into developing and testing different solutions to improve goods transport. For in view of the challenges urban goods transport now has to face, Renault Trucks is aiming to provide a global response. First of all, by offering its customers a range based on optimised vehicles powered by highly efficient internal combustion engines which consume as little fuel as possible. In addition, it is also offering alternative solutions to Diesel which respond to environmental challenges via vehicles with the Clean Tech label (Maxity Electric, Premium Distribution hybrid and the Premium Distribution CNG). Renault Trucks also intends to go further as a manufacturer, for example by supplying drivers with tools for smartphones or by contributing, in concert with other main road transport players, to experimental projects designed to improve urban goods transport. In other words, Renault Trucks is indeed making every effort to put the right truck, with the right energy, in the right place at the right time. Download Renault Trucks Press Release


  • article 176 - A new electric shuttle at Ozoir-la-Ferriere

    Ten years after its first electric shuttle Oreos 22, the city of Ozoir-la-ferrière renews its trust for PVI.

    Delivered in July 2015, this new OREOS 2x shuttle will drive along a municipal circuit of 26 stations. Designed and assembled in France, the compact shuttle Oreos 2X by PVI is perfectly adapted to the city center. It has a capacity of 22 seats and a range up to 120km.


  • article 189 - Bonne année 2016.

    En 2016 et pour que nos villes respirent mieux, continuons à avancer ensemble vers un transport propre.



  • article 199 - Des bus électriques de grande capacité avec le nouveau Watt System

    Quand les bus de grande capacité deviennent électriques grâce à la charge aux terminus en moins de 5 minutes

    C’est à l’occasion du salon Transports Publics qui s’est déroulé du 14 au 16 juin, que PVI - le spécialiste français des solutions de transports 100% électrique vient d’annoncer une nouvelle solution pour le transport de personnes en s’appuyant sur le biberonnage de WATT system, sa technologie inédite pour des bus électriques à autonomie journalière illimitée.

    Avec cette innovation, PVI dispose désormais d’une solution 100% adaptable aux bus électriques de grande capacité (de 18m et 24m) et aux lignes de type « BHNS » (bus à haut niveau de service) mais aussi taillée pour répondre aux besoins spécifiques des collectivités.

    Principale nouveauté: le rechargement au terminus de la ligne en moins de 5 minutes chrono ! Véritable prouesse technologique dans le secteur du transport électrique, PVI devient aujourd’hui, le premier acteur français à proposer plusieurs solutions de recharge pour le transport de personnes que ce soit au terminus de la ligne, aux arrêts ou bien en combinant les deux. « Les collectivités ont besoin de proposer à leurs habitants des transports de qualité et surtout de plus en plus respectueux de l’environnement. Les transports propres sont un défi majeur de nos sociétés modernes et c’est vers ce but que nos équipes avancent chaque jour. Aujourd’hui, nous apportons donc une nouvelle solution pour les bus de grandes capacités qui s’inscrivent dans tous les projets des grandes agglomérations françaises et notamment ceux qui prévoient des lignes BHNS ! Avec cette nouvelle offre WATT - qui s’adapte désormais aux bus de 18 et 24m, PVI répond à une réalité terrain grâce à son savoir-faire et sa maitrise du sujet » se félicite Michel Bouton – Président de PVI. Avec l’application de la loi de transition énergétique, les grandes métropoles s’orientent de plus en plus vers les énergies vertes et des solutions de transports en commun plus propres et respectueuses de l’environnement. Or, chaque ville a ses propres besoins et spécificités à respecter ; particulièrement en matière de transport de personnes. Avec la nouvelle solution WATT system, PVI dimensionne son offre à la demande en proposant une réponse personnalisée à ces clients. Une recharge aux terminus ou une combinaison avec quelques charges intermédiaires… tout est possible ! Et le principe reste le même, moins de batteries embarquées pour plus de passagers transportés. Basée sur l’intégration des dernières technologies de batteries, Watt System offre ainsi la possibilité aux bus de se recharger en 3 à 5 minutes seulement aux terminus de ligne. « PVI propose une offre modulable dépendant du profil de chaque ligne. En fonction des besoins de la collectivité et de la ligne à équiper, PVI définit la solution la plus appropriée. C’est véritablement notre force d’accompagnement et de conseil qui fait la différence.» conclut Michel Bouton, Président de PVI


  • article 163 - ESCAL participe aux JDL Méditerranée

    ESCAL participera au rendez-vous incontournable de la profession du levage,
    de la construction et de la location en France, à Marseille les 29, 30 et 31 octobre prochain.

    ESCAL participera au rendez-vous incontournable de la profession du levage,
    de la construction et de la location en France, à Marseille les 29, 30 et 31 octobre prochain.

    ESCAL a développé depuis 30 ans un savoir-faire pointu dans les systèmes électroniques de gestion des sécurités. L’entreprise intègre des organes de sécurité sur des engins de levage et de manutention de tous types : Grues mobiles, Grues portuaires, Grues à tours, Ponts roulants, Matériels de TP, Engins ferroviaires. Les équipes d’ESCAL peuvent étudier, développer, adapter, et bien sûr maintenir des systèmes complexes et performants. Forte des moyens techniques des ateliers de PVI Services, sa maison-mère basée en Ile de France, et de la présence régionale de partenaires spécialisés, l’entreprise apporte un service efficace et professionnel à ses Clients. Les compétences techniques d’ESCAL permettent d’équiper, de réparer ou de dépanner tous types de systèmes : Capteurs de pression, d’angle, de longueur, anémomètres, Contrôleurs d’état de charge, Afficheurs et consoles d’interface homme / machine, Systèmes de liaison sans fil, Caméras miniaturisées et écrans renforcés pour usages sévères. ESCAL sera présente aux JLD MED sur le stand C4 A propos de PVI Les activités historiques de PVI font de l’entreprise un acteur majeur et reconnu depuis 40 ans pour la réparation d’engins de levage, d’élévateurs de personnes (sur base véhicules ou automoteurs), de matériels de TP, d’engins ferroviaires et de véhicules de voirie. Les capacités humaines et matérielles de l’entreprise permettent d’offrir un large panel de services, travaux unitaires sur demande et assemblages industriels en série. Des spécialistes qualifiés dans les métiers de la mécanique, l’hydraulique, la tôlerie, la carrosserie et la peinture industrielles, l’électrotechnique permettent la prise en charge de toutes catégories d’engins. Les moyens opérationnels de l’entreprise permettent également de traiter des engins en série et d’assurer la logistique adaptée pour intervenir sur des matériels hors gabarit. Ateliers de réparation PVI intervient dans ses ateliers de réparation sur les matériels et engins pour plusieurs nature d’activité : Réparation de matériels accidentés ou rénovations Adaptation d’équipements spécialisés sur engins mobiles Conception, prototypage et réalisation sur cahier des charges clients de solutions techniques spécifiques Mise aux normes Révision générale Maintenance préventive et curative Services et maintenance En mettant au service de ses clients une plate-forme opérationnelle et disponible, PVI peut effectuer toutes opérations de services ou de dépannages sur engins : une plateforme téléphonique d’assistance technique et d’organisation des interventions une équipe de techniciens compétents et équipés de moyens mobiles d’intervention une logistique adaptée et du soutien technique de nombreux constructeurs partenaires une garantie sur les prestations réalisées la traçabilité des opérations réalisées grâce au suivi selon les standards de certification ISO 9001 de l’entreprise PVI est implantée sur le site industriel de Gretz Armainvilliers (77) depuis plus de 40 ans et emploie 150 collaborateurs. Les capacités humaines et matérielles de l’entreprise permettent d’offrir un large panel de services, travaux unitaires sur demande et assemblages industriels en série. Des moyens techniques et logistiques importants sont dédiés aux activités sur engins : Un site industriel de 48000 m², dont 12000 m² d’ateliers couverts Des moyens de levage et manutention lourde Une aire d’essais permettant le levage de charges supérieures à 250 t Une structure de réparation pour les engins lourds avec fosses et équipements spécifiques Un marbre de redressage de 120 m² pour les châssis et structures de grues ou nacelles Une cabine de peinture industrielle de 24 m permettant les travaux sur tous types d’engins (grues, camions, wagons…) Téléchargez le communiqué de presse


  • article 192 - ISO 9001 : certificat renouvelé

    La politique Qualité de PVI s’articule autour de 4 objectifs principaux.

    1. Assurer la pérennité et le développement de l'entreprise par l'innovation 2. Assurer la satisfaction des clients de PVI afin de les fidéliser et d'augmenter leur nombre 3. Assurer la sécurité et l'épanouissement individuel du personnel de l'entreprise 4. Prendre en compte les aspects environnementaux dans la conception, la réalisation des produits et le service client


  • article 164 - L’Automobile de demain : PVI, sur le plateau de BFM Business
    Le mois dernier, Michel Bouton, président de la société PVI, était l'un des invités de Nathalie Croisé pour échanger autour des enjeux de "l'automobile de demain" sur le plateau de BFM Business. Découvrez l'intégralité des échanges entre les différents participants dans les 2 vidéos ci-dessous. L'Automobile de demain - PVI, sur le plateau de BFM Business - Partie 1 L'Automobile de demain - PVI, sur le plateau de BFM Business - Partie 2


  • article 123 - L’UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS

    Paris, le 5 mars 2012 – A quelques jours d’UGAP EXPO NANTES, l’UGAP, la centrale d’achat
    public, confirme sa volonté de promouvoir l’électromobilité avec le lancement d’une offre de
    minibus et midibus électriques OREOS dont le titulaire de marché est la société PVI (Division
    GEPEBUS).

    Paris, le 5 mars 2012 – A quelques jours d’UGAP EXPO NANTES, l’UGAP, la centrale d’achat
    public, confirme sa volonté de promouvoir l’électromobilité avec le lancement d’une offre de
    minibus et midibus électriques OREOS dont le titulaire de marché est la société PVI (Division
    GEPEBUS).

    « Ces deux véhicules de transport en commun à motorisation électrique ont été sélectionnés par l’Ugap notamment pour leurs performances techniques (autonomie, vitesse) mais également pour leur performance économique. Ils viennent compléter l’offre de la centrale d’achats dans le domaine du transport en commun à motorisation thermique. Après les véhicules électriques légers, les deux roues électriques ou encore une balayeuse compacte de voirie tout électrique… notre volonté est de présélectionner et mettre à la disposition des collectivités, l’offre d’électromobilité la plus large. » explique Dominique Dechaut, chef du département véhicules industriels. Ecologiques, silencieux et conviviaux, ces nouveaux véhicules OREOS 2 X et OREOS 4X offrent une autonomie en service de 120 à 140 kilomètres en moyenne, sans recharge intermédiaire. Ils se montrent particulièrement véloces avec des vitesses pouvant dépasser les 70 km/h pour approcher les lignes urbaines ou pour étendre les services aux environnements péri-urbains. L’ensemble de la chaîne de traction électrique mise en oeuvre sur la gamme OREOS rassemble les dernières innovations technologiques développées par la société PVI : un module de gestion électronique permettant un meilleur rendement de la transmission et une récupération d’énergie électrique optimale à la décélération et au freinage ainsi que l’intégration d’une boîte de vitesse robotisée donnant des performances d’accélération et de vitesse de pointe identiques aux meilleurs véhicules conventionnels. Les véhicules sont équipés de packs de batteries Lithium-ion bénéficiant des techniques retenues par les principaux acteurs de l’industrie automobile. Enfin, l’exploitation d’une ligne de bus OREOS permet d’épargner l’atmosphère de plus de 100 tonnes de CO2 annuellement. Ces deux véhicules sont proposés par l’UGAP en acquisition complète (véhicule et batterie) ou mixte (achat du véhicule et location longue durée de la batterie avec services associés). De nombreux équipements optionnels ont été intégrés dans le cadre du marché pour répondre aux exigences les plus pointues des Réseaux de transport, notamment en termes de SAEIV, d’aménagements intérieurs ou d’esthétique extérieure. Le minibus électrique Oréos 2X a les caractéristiques suivantes : o capacité de 22 passagers dont 13 assis, 1 personne à mobilité réduite et 8 debout, o une autonomie moyenne de 120 kilomètres (utilisation urbaine) avec une seule charge, o une vitesse maximum de 50 ou 70 Km/h (par programmation). Par sa compacité et sa capacité l’Oréos 2X répond à la demande croissante de services de navettes de centre ville, cadencées et confortables. Le midibus électrique Oréos 4X, a les caractéristiques suivantes : o capacité de 49 passagers dont 25 assis, 1 personne à mobilité réduite, 23 debout, o une autonomie moyenne de 140 kilomètres (utilisation urbaine) avec une seule charge, o une vitesse maximum de 50 ou 70 Km/h (par programmation). L’aménagement de l’Oréos 4X permet de proposer une réelle alternative respectueuse de l’environnement à des véhicules thermiques classiques pour diverses applications : lignes urbaines intermédiaires, navettes gares ou aéroports, desserte de sites. Communiqué PVI-UGAP


  • article 197 - Mâcon teste le bus électrique PVI

    Carpostal Mâcon et le Situm proposent un bus gratuit 100% électrique au coeur de la ville.

    PVI, le spécialiste des solutions de transports électriques depuis plus de 25 ans, a été choisi par la ville de Mâcon. Carpostal Mâcon, l’exploitant du réseau de bus, et le Syndicat Intercommunal des transports urbains du Mâconnais-Val de Saône (Situm) ont en effet fait le choix du midibus Oréos 4X électrique de PVI. L’opération a été lancée jeudi 28 avril dernier : la navette gratuite de centre-ville Tréma sera à l’électrique pendant 15 jours. « Selon nous, une navette de centre-ville doit jouer pleinement son rôle de transport propre, cela peut mettre la ville en valeur. » se réjouit Karim Hassini, Directeur de Carpostal Mâcon.


  • article 190 - Nice met un pied dans le futur avec PVI

    Classée « quatrième smart city au monde » l’an dernier, Nice est entrée de plein pied dans le cadre de la ville de demain. Présentation de cinq innovations énergétiques qui se sont développées dans la métropole niçoise ces dernières années.

    L'aéroport Nice-Côte d'Azur est équipé depuis février 2015 du premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée. Ses batteries se rechargent à chaque arrêt en un temps très réduit -10 à 20 secondes-, grâce à un bras mécanique qui vient se connecter au bus. Ce système, baptisé WATT System, est développé par la société française PVI. Il assure une autonomie de quarante kilomètres hors recharge à ce bus de douze mètres, qui effectue une boucle d'environ cinq kilomètres entre les deux terminaux de l'aéroport et les parkings alentours. L'exploitation d'une ligne de bus WATT System permettrait, selon ses développeurs, d'économiser pas moins de 400.000 litres de diesel par an par rapport à des bus thermiques. Plus de 10.000 kilomètres ont été parcourus depuis sa mise en service, pour quelque 5.000 transferts d'énergie. L'exploitation est prévue pour durer -au moins- jusqu'à juin 2016.


  • article 198 - Pari réussi pour le bus électrique de 12m à autonomie illimitée

    La solution innovante « WATT system » de PVI testée par Transdev
    pour l’Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur : bilan d’une expérimentation inédite !

    C’est un bilan très positif qu’ont partagé les protagonistes de l’expérimentation inédite en France du premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée, équipé de la technologie WATT system de PVI et exploité par Transdev sur l’Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur. Au terme de 18 mois d’expérimentation, le bus électrique de 12m de PVI aura transporté plus de 65 000 passagers sur plus de 12 000 km et permis une économie 4400 litres de carburant. Un vrai succès tant sur le plan énergétique, économique qu'environnemental. Ce projet, en partie, financé par l’ADEME, confirme la faisabilité d’une telle opération partout en France et le savoir-faire d’un acteur incontournable des solutions de transports électriques.


  • article 156 - PVI : Point de service PALFINGER (77) & Support technique des produits PALFINGER RAILWAY

    Ce début d’année marque le démarrage d’une collaboration renforcée entre PVI et PALFINGER FRANCE dans le domaine du service sur les produits PALFINGER. Cette relation s’articule autour de deux natures de produits : les grues de la marque autrichienne montées sur véhicules routiers d’une part, avec un périmètre d’action dans l’Est-Francilien, et les produits spécifiques (grues et plateformes) de la gamme PALFINGER RAILWAY exploités en France.

    Ce début d’année marque le démarrage d’une collaboration renforcée entre PVI et PALFINGER FRANCE dans le domaine du service sur les produits PALFINGER.

    La relation entre PVI et PALFINGER FRANCE s’articule autour de deux natures de produits : les grues de la marque autrichienne montées sur véhicules routiers d’une part, avec un périmètre d’action dans l’Est-Francilien, et les produits spécifiques (grues et plateformes) de la gamme PALFINGER RAILWAY exploités en France. Depuis de nombreuses années, PVI et PALFINGER FRANCE entretiennent des relations commerciales, notamment pour la fourniture et l’équipement de grues et plateformes PALFINGER RAILWAY sur des engins ferroviaires destinés à la construction et la maintenance des voies. Cette nouvelle collaboration marque une volonté des deux entreprises d’unir leurs expériences et leurs savoir-faire au service de leurs Clients. Ainsi, PVI devient le point de service référent de PALFINGER pour l’Est de la Région Parisienne. Les équipes de techniciens ont été formées aux gammes de grues auxiliaires PALFINGER, de bras GUIMA et aux systèmes électroniques PALTRONIC. PVI s’est dotée de stocks de pièces d’origine constructeur, et des outillages dédiés pour assurer la maintenance des produits PALFINGER. De même, l’entreprise est connectée au Réseau intranet des distributeurs et réparateurs PALFINGER et a désigné un interlocuteur technico-commercial dédié à l’activité. Par ailleurs, l’expertise reconnue de PVI dans le domaine des engins ferroviaires vient naturellement compléter la connaissance des gammes de produits PALFINGER. Les deux entités ont donc conclu un accord permettant à PVI d’intervenir en soutien technique après-vente sur tous les matériels de la gamme spécifique PALFINGER RAILWAY en France. Marc HERNANDEZ, Directeur de PVI Services indique : « Nous intégrons et nous utilisons des matériels PALFINGER depuis de nombreuses années, nous en connaissons les performances et les qualités techniques. Offrir à nos Clients et à ceux de PALFINGER des prestations de service sur leurs grues est un développement naturel pour PVI et une vraie valeur-ajoutée pour les utilisateurs, qu’ils soient acteurs de la construction, levageurs ou prestataires ferroviaires. » Pour sa part, Mathias VINCENT, Directeur Général de PALFINGER FRANCE, complète : « L’expérience et l’expertise de PVI dans des domaines aussi pointus que les matériels ferroviaires de levage et de manutention, ou encore les systèmes électroniques embarqués sur les grues mobiles sont pour PALFINGER FRANCE un gage de sécurité et de fiabilité du service apporté à nos Clients. Les moyens disponibles et mis en oeuvre sur le site Gretz permettent de répondre efficacement aux attentes des utilisateurs de grue PALFINGER, tant pour des opérations de maintenance que pour des réparations lourdes en cas d’accident. » A propos de PVI Forte de quarante années d’expérience dans le domaine des engins spéciaux, PVI a développé ses activités de services en proposant à ses Clients des prestations de maintenance, de réparation ou de rénovation sur leurs matériels. L’entreprise dispose sur son site de 48000 m², à Gretz-Armainvilliers en Seine et Marne, de moyens adaptés pour traiter tous types de matériels lourds dédiés aux métiers de la construction, du levage, du déploiement ou de la maintenance de lignes ferroviaires, de la propreté urbaine ou encore des activités aéroportuaires. Pour offrir un large panel de solutions et de services à ses Clients, PVI propose des prestations mettant en oeuvre des savoir-faire dans différents domaines : la chaudronnerie, la mécanique, l’hydraulique, la carrosserie/peinture, l’électronique embarquée… Une équipe de techniciens itinérants, formés et outillés, renforce les moyens de l’organisation technique en usine. Enfin, l’ensemble des prestations PVI est accompagné d’une garantie et la traçabilité des opérations est assurée par les standards de certification ISO 9001 de l’entreprise. A propos de PALFINGER FRANCE PALFINGER France distribue des grues de la marque PALFINGER dans le secteur du levage et de la manutention, de la marque EPSILON pour des activités forestières et recyclages ainsi que les bras de levage GUIMA PALFINGER. PALFINGER France est un partenaire solide et sûr, acteur sur le marché depuis de nombreuses années. Ses matériels sont fiables et à la pointe de l’innovation technique pour assurer rentabilité, sécurité et confort aux utilisateurs. L'entreprise est située à Étoile sur Rhône dans la Drôme et regroupe les services administratifs, le magasin de pièces détachées, le pôle technique et le bureau d'étude. PALFINGER France assure la distribution de ses produits sur la France au travers d’un réseau de concessionnaires, tous carrossiers certifiés UTAC pour les CCI afin d’assurer aux clients des matériels conformes à la réglementation CE et un carrossage conforme au code de la route. Grâce à un réseau de services sur toute la France, recevant une formation continue, les clients PALFINGER bénéficient d’une expertise fiable, d’interventions rapides et d’une grande disponibilité de pièces de rechange pour leur matériel. Téléchargez le communiqué de presse


  • article 129 - PVI exposera au salon IAA 2012 à Hanovre du 20 au 27 Septembre

    Le premier salon Européen dédié à l’industrie du véhicule industriel se tiendra du 20 au 27 Septembre à Hanovre. A l’occasion de ce rendez-vous incontournable de renommée mondiale, PVI présentera auprès de son partenaire YANTAI HAYDE SPECIAL VEHICLES Co ses solutions et composants développés pour la traction électrique appliquée aux véhicules industriels.

    Le premier salon Européen dédié à l’industrie du véhicule industriel se tiendra du 20 au 27 Septembre à Hanovre. A l’occasion de ce rendez-vous incontournable de renommée mondiale, PVI présentera auprès de son partenaire YANTAI HAYDE SPECIAL VEHICLES Co ses solutions et composants développés pour la traction électrique appliquée aux véhicules industriels.

    Les technologies développées par PVI seront illustrées sur le stand F28 (Hall 13) par : Un châssis utilitaire équipé de ma chaîne de traction type L et de batteries Li-ion. Un module électronique de contrôle et de puissance Ces composants équipent les châssis d’origine Dongfeng équipés par HAYDE SPECIAL VEHICLES Co à YANTAI, qui les carrosse avec une balayeuse de voirie électrostatique. Ainsi dotés de la technologie PVI, ces véhicules sont les premières balayeuses au monde équipées sur châssis qui opèrent en mode 100% électrique. YANTAI HAYDE SPECIAL VEHICLES Co entend commercialiser ces produits en Chine et en Asie, avec le support de la nouvelle entité PVI Asia.


  • article 194 - PVI fait son tour de piste

    Nouvelle première pour PVI au 1er grand prix de Formule électrique à Paris.

    Cette année, Paris se prête au jeu de la mobilité électrique en accueillant le tout premier Grand Prix de Formula E 100% électrique. Le coup d’envoi de ce challenge sera donné aux Invalides. À cette occasion, PVI – Power Vehicle Innovation – spécialiste des solutions de transports électrique sera présent avec sa navette électrique qui permettra aux 20 000 spectateurs attendus d’accéder au circuit. Rendez-vous le samedi 23 avril pour assister à cet événement d’envergure au cœur de la ville Lumière !

    Formula E – Formule 1 électrique – est la première discipline 100% électrique dans le monde des sports mécaniques. Ce championnat permet à chaque équipe et chaque constructeur de mettre en avant ses propres innovations dans le domaine de la mobilité électrique. Cette année, les bolides électriques tourneront sur le circuit autour d’un des plus beaux bâtiments de la capitale française. PVI, acteur de l’avenir À l’occasion du Grand Prix, les plus grands acteurs de la mobilité électrique collaborent pour un avenir sans émission dans les transports. C’est pourquoi PVI, le spécialiste français des solutions de transports électriques, s’est naturellement associé au Grand Prix de Formule E. C’est dans une ambition de démocratiser la mobilité verte qu’une navette PVI, 100% électrique et ZERO émission, sera mise en place gratuitement pour permettre aux spectateurs d’accéder au circuit. L’électrique, la mobilité de demain Plus qu’un Grand Prix, cette initiative symbolise aussi la volonté de la ville de Paris de promouvoir la mobilité électrique. Sur ce Grand Prix, il n’est pas question de gaz d’échappement, de bruit et d’émissions de particules polluantes. Cet événement est la vitrine de l’avenir électrique et montre que l’offre de véhicules est prête. En effet, la Formule E est capable de passer 0 à 100km/h en 3 secondes, avec une vitesse maximale de 225km/h pour une puissance allant de 230 à 270 chevaux.


  • article 178 - PVI membre de l’UITP

    A l’occasion du salon international du transport public de Milan, PVI confirme son engagement au sein du l’UITP : Union internationale des transports publics.



  • article 153 - PVI participe aux Journées du Levage à Beaune

    PVI participera auprès de sa filiale ESCAL au rendez-vous incontournable de la profession du levage, de la construction et de la location en France, à Beaune les 26 et 27 septembre prochain.

    PVI participera auprès de sa filiale ESCAL au rendez-vous incontournable de la profession du levage, de la construction et de la location en France, à Beaune les 26 et 27 septembre prochain.

    Les activités historiques de PVI font de l’entreprise un acteur majeur et reconnu depuis 40 ans pour la réparation d’engins de levage, d’élévateurs de personnes (sur base véhicules ou automoteurs), de matériels de TP, d’engins ferroviaires et de véhicules de voirie. Les capacités humaines et matérielles de l’entreprise permettent d’offrir un large panel de services, travaux unitaires sur demande et assemblages industriels en série. Des spécialistes qualifiés dans les métiers de la mécanique, l’hydraulique, la tôlerie, la carrosserie et la peinture industrielles, l’électrotechnique permettent la prise en charge de toutes catégories d’engins. Les moyens opérationnels de l’entreprise permettent également de traiter des engins en série et d’assurer la logistique adaptée pour intervenir sur des matériels hors gabarit. Ateliers de réparation PVI intervient dans ses ateliers de réparation sur les matériels et engins pour plusieurs nature d’activité : Réparation de matériels accidentés ou rénovations Adaptation d’équipements spécialisés sur engins mobiles Conception, prototypage et réalisation sur cahier des charges clients de solutions techniques spécifiques Mise aux normes Révision générale Maintenance préventive et curative Services et maintenance En mettant au service de ses clients une plate-forme opérationnelle et disponible, PVI peut effectuer toutes opérations de services ou de dépannages sur engins : une plateforme téléphonique d’assistance technique et d’organisation des interventions une équipe de techniciens compétents et équipés de moyens mobiles d’intervention une logistique adaptée et du soutien technique de nombreux constructeurs partenaires une garantie sur les prestations réalisées la traçabilité des opérations réalisées grâce au suivi selon les standards de certification ISO 9001 de l’entreprise Sécurité embarquée PVI a développé au travers de sa filiale ESCAL un savoir-faire pointu dans les systèmes électroniques de gestion des sécurités sur engins, et particulièrement dans le domaine du levage. L’entreprise produit par ailleurs des véhicules industriels à traction électrique en série. Cette double compétence permet de proposer aux clients des solutions techniques innovantes au bénéfice de la productivité, de la sécurité des engins, et du respect environnemental en zone de travail. A propos de PVI PVI est implantée sur le site industriel de Gretz Armainvilliers (77) depuis plus de 40 ans et emploie 150 collaborateurs. Les capacités humaines et matérielles de l’entreprise permettent d’offrir un large panel de services, travaux unitaires sur demande et assemblages industriels en série. Des moyens techniques et logistiques importants sont dédiés aux activités sur engins : Un site industriel de 48000 m², dont 12000 m² d’ateliers couverts Des moyens de levage et manutention lourde Une aire d’essais permettant le levage de charges supérieures à 250 t Une structure de réparation pour les engins lourds avec fosses et équipements spécifiques Un marbre de redressage de 120 m² pour les châssis et structures de grues ou nacelles Une cabine de peinture industrielle de 24 m permettant les travaux sur tous types d’engins (grues, camions, wagons…) Téléchargez la présentation des activités et moyens de PVI Services Téléchargez le communiqué de presse


  • article 184 - PVI s’engage pour la COP21

    La COP21 s’est terminée le 11 décembre sur un accord historique. 195 pays ont finalement adopté le premier accord universel sur le climat. PVI était au rendez-vous pour présenter ses solutions de transport: 100% électrique et zéro émission.

    [La Galerie des Solutions] Installée au Bourget du 2 au 9 décembre, la Galerie des Solutions s'est tenue à proximité directe de la conférence Paris Climat. Cette exposition de solutions d’excellence a apporté la preuve que les solutions bas carbone existent et qu’elles sont déjà applicables dans les différents secteurs de l’économie. Pour le transport, PVI a participé à l'opération Créative France afin de partager son savoir-faire en matière de solutions 100% électriques auprès des 13042 acteurs politiques et économiques qui ont visité la Galerie. > en savoir plus ici [L'Oréos 4x assure les navettes] Durant 9 jours, un bus tout électrique Oréos 4X de PVI opéré par Transdev a assuré plus de 200 navettes entre le site du Bourget et la gare RER soit près de 1250km et environ 4320 passagers ravis d'avoir un impact zéro carbone pour leur transport. > en images [390 558kg de CO2 économisés] Il s'agit du décompte final des émissions de CO2 économisées par les véhicules électriques de PVI déjà sur les routes pendant les 12 jours de la COP21. > la vidéo [Plateau TV] Mercredi 9 décembre, Michel Bouton (président de PVI) participait à la table ronde - Véhicules électriques: offres et technologies - de Solutions COP21. > à revoir ici


  • article 191 - PVI, invité de Club VRT

    Le courant doit passer à la RATP. La directrice du département Matériel roulant bus de la régie doit transformer son parc pour parvenir d’ici dix ans à avoir 80 % de ses bus roulant à l’électricité et 20 % au biogaz. Pourquoi, comment et avec quels constructeurs, Marie-Claude Dupuis, a répondu à toutes ces questions lors de son passage au Club VR&T.

    Autre acteur, PVI qui, depuis sept ans, commercialise des bennes ménagères et des minibus électriques, dont le Montmatrobus de la RATP. L’entreprise a déjà vendu 250 véhicules électriques qui ont réalisé 5 millions de kilomètres, ce qui permet d’avoir un retour d’expérience intéressant. Pour son président, Michel Bouton, il est primordial de n’avoir à remplacer la batterie qu’une fois lors de la durée de vie du véhicule, estimé à 15 ans. La batterie d’un bus qui circule 300 jours par an doit donc assurer 2 400 cycles pour tenir 8 ans. Or, dit Michel Bouton, « nos batteries offrent plus de 3 000 cycles, ce qui est essentiel pour les exploitants, car leur business model s’écroule si la durée de vie des batteries diminue fortement. » Mais PVI qui a constaté des variations d’autonomie selon l’usage, notamment en cas d’utilisation de la climatisation, a mis parallèlement au point Watt System, un système de recharge par biberonnage qui permet aux véhicules électriques de s’affranchir des limites imposées par les batteries en termes d’autonomie et de capacité en passagers. Watt System est expérimenté sur l’aéroport de Nice-Côte-d’Azur depuis un an. Le bus se recharge en 20 secondes tous les deux arrêts via un bras robotisé situé sur son toit qui vient se connecter à un totem accumulateur d’énergie intégré au mobilier urbain, alimenté par le réseau électrique, ce qui lui permet d’atteindre l’arrêt suivant où il se rechargera à nouveau. « Si l’expérience niçoise est un succès, le système n’est pas transposable dans des villes comme Paris où le moindre trou dans un trottoir demande l’autorisation des monuments historiques », reconnaît Michel Bouton. Aussi PVI travaille sur un système de rechargement extrêmement court, environ 3 minutes, aux terminus. « Ce qui nécessite des batteries qui encaissent des charges de 3 à 4 Coulomb. » PVI assure pouvoir commencer à répondre à des appels d’offres pour mettre en place cette solution en partenariat avec un constructeur de batteries.


  • article 196 - RDV au prochain Salon européen de la mobilité

    Transports Publics est  le grand rendez-vous des acteurs européens de la mobilité durable. Plus de 10 000 participants hautement qualifiés – professionnels du transport urbain, interurbain et régional venus de plus de 58 pays – s’y retrouvent pendant trois jours pour partager leur savoir-faire et échanger autour des dernières innovations.

    À l’occasion du Salon Transports Publics 2016 - qui se déroulera du 14 au 16 juin au Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles - PVI, le spécialiste français des solutions de transport électrique profitera de ce RDV annuel pour faire le point sur les dernières actualités de l’entreprise et présenter en avant-première sa nouvelle solution 100% électrique, 100% puissante : fruit de l'expérience de son bus électrique de 12m à autonomie illimitée WATT System, mis en service durant 18 mois à l'aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur. Une belle occasion également d'aborder les nouveaux enjeux du secteur et les perspectives de développement.


  • article 118 - Visite du Préfet de Région et du Président de l’ADEME

    PVI a reçu le 1er février 2012 la visite du Préfet de Région et du Président de l’ADEME.

    Le développement des véhicules électriques est une des réponses pour améliorer la qualité de l’air, problématique environnementale très forte en Ile-de-France. C’est également un enjeu industriel de premier plan qui trouve toute sa place dans la construction du Grand Paris :

    Daniel Canepa, Préfet de région d’Ile-de-France, Préfet de Paris et François Loos, Président de l’ADEME ont visité aujourd’hui l’entreprise PVI, leader de la traction électrique pour les véhicules industriels, accompagnés de multiples acteurs franciliens qui oeuvrent à une mobilité plus propre pour l’Ile-de-France (collectivités, industriels, pôles de compétitivité,…). Ils ont affirmé que la construction du Grand Paris devait constituer un terrain d’expérimentation de premier choix pour les projets urbains qui intègrent le développement du véhicule électrique. Les services de l'Etat et l’ADEME s'engagent en faveur de 2 actions concrètes pour faciliter le développement du véhicule électrique en Ile-de-France : La Direction Régionale et Interdépartementale de l’Environnement et de l’Energie (DRIEE), en matière d’homologations européennes de véhicules, s’est dotée d'une mission sur les véhicules propres afin de mieux accompagner les industriels, en particulier les PME franciliennes, dans leurs projets, d'anticiper les difficultés liées à la mise en oeuvre de nouvelles technologies au regard des réglementations existantes, d'informer les acteurs intéressés des évolutions réglementaires dans le domaine des véhicules décarbonés et d'évaluer certains projets innovants. Elle intervient ainsi au sein du pôle de compétitivité MOVEO et a délivré l’ensemble des homologations pour la société PVI. L’ADEME à travers le Fonds démonstrateur de recherche (2009-2012) et le programme des Investissements d’Avenir soutient la recherche et les projets de démonstrateurs de véhicules innovants à faibles émissions de gaz à effet de serre, électriques ou hybrides. Suite aux appels à manifestations d’intérêt (AMI) lancés en 2008 et 2009, 18 projets ont été sélectionnés, dont le programme WATT (bus électrique - fiche jointe) piloté par PVI et le programme Melodys (poids lourd hybride rechargeable) auquel l’entreprise participe. Les AMI lancés en 2011 sur les déplacements des biens et des personnes, les poids lourds routiers et les chaînes logistiques permettront de soutenir d’autres projets innovants sur la mobilité dans les zones urbaines et périurbaines. Par ailleurs, au travers du dispositif "Objectif CO2 : les transporteurs s'engagent", l’ADEME encourage, entre autres mesures, l'acquisition de véhicules électriques par les transporteurs routiers. Ce dispositif, lancé en 2008 avec le Ministère du Développement durable et en coordination avec les organisations professionnelles du transport routier (FNTR, TLF, OTRE et UNOSTRA) propose des actions technologiques et organisationnelles pour améliorer la performance environnementale du transport routier de marchandises. Il s’adresse aujourd’hui essentiellement aux poids lourds. 34 entreprises se sont engagées en Ile-de-France. La démarche devrait être étendue, en 2012, aux véhicules routiers inférieurs à 3,5 tonnes, très utilisés en zones urbaines et pour lesquels l’intérêt des motorisations électriques est fort. La société PVI, implantée à Gretz-Armanvilliers (77) a été désignée artisan du Grenelle en Ile-de-France. Cette labellisation des acteurs (entreprises, collectivités, associations,…) contribuant à la mise en oeuvre des engagements du Grenelle a été initiée par Nathalie KOSCIUSKO-MORIZET, Ministre de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable, des Transports et du Logement l'été dernier et s'est traduite en Ile-de-France par l'identification de près de 50 acteurs exemplaires. Cette visite a été l’occasion de rappeler que le développement de véhicules industriels électriques (bus, véhicules de livraison, bennes à ordures,…) qui parcourent beaucoup de kilomètres en milieu urbain est nécessaire pour répondre aux enjeux énergétiques et climatiques et pour améliorer la qualité de l’air à proximité du trafic routier. Cette action s’inscrit au sein d’un ensemble cohérent de mesures en faveur de la qualité de l’air. CP PVI 1er Février 2012


  • article 171 - Watt System présenté en innovation technologique sur le plateau de France 2 dans l’émission Télématin
    Découvrez le reportage de l'émission Télématin sur France 2 du 2 mars 2015, consacré au bus électrique à autonomie illimitée WATT SYSTEM mis au point par PVI. Chaine Télématin DailymotionChaine Youtube Télématin


  • rubrique 46 - 2011

    Retrouvez toutes les actualités PVI de l’année 2011.


    • article 72 - PVI will be at Challenge Bibendum at Berlin, Germany – 18th to 22nd of May 2011.

      Challenge Bibendum gathers, over five days, more than five thousand representatives from the worlds of politics, business, industry, the scientific community, civil society and media to share and discuss the challenges and solutions for sustainable road mobility.

      Challenge Bibendum gathers, over five days, more than five thousand representatives from the worlds of politics, business, industry, the scientific community, civil society and media to share and discuss the challenges and solutions for sustainable road mobility.

      In 2011, Challenge Bibendum will be organized under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Economics, with the participation of numerous other governmental representatives from various other countries. PVI, leading in technological solutions for industrial alternative-fuel vehicle obviously had to be present at this major event. A large part of the range of PVI vehicles will be exposed, including electric buses Oreos 2X and Oreos 4X. These vehicles will be available for conducting tests and demonstrations. PVI also present its electric powertrains, that can be integrated into all vehicles from 3.5T to 26T. Heart and brain of electric vehicles, control and command electronic box will be at the center of our exhibition stand (booth?). Finally, our partner Renault Trucks, will expose Maxity Electric, a light commercial vehicle from 3.5 to 4.5T GVW, electrified by PVI and its Premium Distribution CNG, carrying a compressed gas powertrain developed and integrated by PVI. PVI’s team will be more than pleased to welcome you on its booth. _


    • article 90 - Ten electric Renault Maxity for Greenway Services (Renault Trucks)
      Renault Trucks announced through a press release that the company Greenway Services signed a contract to rent 10 electric Renault Maxity thanks to the operating company Clovis Location Grand Paris. The electric Renault Maxity is the adaptation of the famous vehicle Maxity by Renault Trucks into an electric version. Marketed by Renault Trucks this vehicle is made in collaboration with PVI for its experience in electric powertrains. You can find all the information about the adoption by Greenway of the Maxity in the press release published by Renault Trucks.


    • article 87 - Launch of the electric shuttle Oreos 4X in the wildlife park of Peaugres

      The wildlife park of Peaugres launched on July 4th their new Oreos 4X, a 49-places electric shuttle which will run during all the summer. This electric midibus will be operated by the Faure group, following an invitation to tender expressed by the managers of the park.
      This Oreos 4X will enable the visitors of the park to do a green safari while letting their cars in the entrance parking lot.

      You will find all the information about this news on the PDF press release hereafter.



    • article 120 - The RATP introduces OREOS 2X electric minibuses on the Batignolles-Bichat link

      Last Saturday, the RATP and Paris City Hall inaugurated the new Batignolles-Bichat link serving Paris’ 17th and 18th districts. This route is operated using 6 OREOS 2X electric minibuses, recently delivered and commissioned by PVI.

      Following a consultation started in 2010 by the RATP, PVI - Division GEPEBUS was selected to supply OREOS 2X electric minibuses to the Paris transport operator. This decision strengthens the historic links between GEPEBUS and the RATP, since the electric OREOS 55 in regular use for over 10 years on the Montmatrobus service, now transports nearly a million passengers each year, including local residents and tourists. This unrivalled experience helped the RATP when choosing the technologies developed by PVI and implemented in its electric industrial vehicles. The OREOS 2X minibus is a 22-seat city-centre shuttle built from standard mechanical and bodywork parts, thus conferring on it outstanding qualities of reliability and comfort. Environmentally friendly, silent, comfortable and pleasant to use, these new vehicles have a service range averaging 120 kilometres between intermediate charging or battery exchange, a considerable improvement on the performance of previous generation electric buses. OREOS electric buses can also be quite sprightly with speeds in excess of 70 km/h, to bring them more into line with urban services or for extending their services to suburban areas. Operating a bus route using OREOS 2X buses means preventing over 100 tonnes of CO2 being discharged into the atmosphere each year. The whole electric powertrain used in the OREOS range uses the latest technological innovations developed by PVI: an electric management module that offers better transmission performance and optimal electrical energy recovery on deceleration and braking, and the integration of an robotized gearbox giving acceleration and a top speed identical to the best conventional vehicles. PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the start-up restraint system installed as standard. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring technologies used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI specialises in the development and small to medium run production of industrial vehicles for use in transport and work in an urban environment. The company has acquired over 20 years of unique know-how and a solid reputation in the area of alternative energies and electric traction as applied to industrial vehicles: lorries used for cleansing and waste collection, delivery and utility vehicles and buses. This experience is further enhanced by feedback from the hundreds of electric vehicles in everyday use in France and Europe. Based on its technological and industrial experience, PVI also offers electric traction solutions for industrial vehicles to OEM manufacturers and partners in Europe and throughout the World. RATP 2011 Press Release


    • article 73 - Partnership agreement between PVI and SODETREL (EDF Group) for batteries financing

      Signing of a partnership agreement between PVI and SODETREL (EDF Group) for the implementation of rental and service contracts for batteries installed in electric vehicles by PVI to the benefit of their customers and users.

      Signing of a partnership agreement between PVI and SODETREL (EDF Group) for the implementation of rental and service contracts for batteries installed in electric vehicles by PVI to the benefit of their customers and users.

      PVI, manufacturer of industrial electrical vehicles, and SODETREL, wholly owned subsidiary of the EDF group, signed a master agreement in April 2011 to establish a partnership that will offer the customers of PVI rental and service contracts for Valence Technology batteries. This new agreement is the continuation of a relationship that has endured for more than 10 years between PVI and SODETREL in the domain of industrial vehicles that are 100% electric. The partners will propose solutions applied to vehicles integrating PVI electric powertrains, notably: The Oréos 2X, Gepebus vehicle, a minibus with 22 seats, equipped with 85 kWh of battery power; The Oréos 4X, Gepebus vehicle, a midibus with 49 seats, equipped with 170 kWh of battery power; The Aptinéo, Véhixel vehicle, a minicar with 26 seats, equipped with 85 kWh of battery power; The Maxity électrique, a Renault Trucks vehicle, equipped with 42 kWh of battery power. Within the framework of this agreement, each buyer of an Oréos autobus from Gépébus or an Aptinéo minicar from Véhixel will be able to sign a rental and service contract with SODETREL. Under the terms of this contract, SODETREL will provide a total guarantee for the proper functioning of the batteries for the entire rental period, and will take care of the necessary preventive maintenance and repairs. The duration of the contracts will be from 48 to 60 months depending on the vehicles. This agreement will meet the needs of customers who are seeking to spread the upfront costs of the batteries over several years, while also being totally reassured about the reliability of the battery pack onboard each vehicle. This agreement represents a real step forward for the development in France and Europe of electric vehicles for the transport of people and merchandise in urban settings. The commitment from SODETREL comes after a series of tests performed on the Valence Technology batteries which yielded satisfying results. This offer has been made available to the customers of PVI since May 2011. PVI is the first manufacturer of road vehicles to offer rental and services contracts with SODETREL for Lithium-Ion batteries. The confidence of SODETREL is a reflection of the reliability of the onboard energy systems proposed by PVI to its customers who purchase electric vehicles. _


    • article 110 - A WORLD FIRST In Carrefour

      The world’s largest electric-powered truck undergoing tests with Carrefour

      Electric energy is not only for small vehicles. Today, Renault presented the keys of an all-electric 16 t. Renault Midlum to the logistics company STEF-TFE. It is, quite simply, the largest electricpowered truck ever to be put on the road for delivering food products in towns. This new vehicle offers a silent and non-polluting solution for urban deliveries which is perfectly adapted to the urban environment. It is to be tested over a one-year period and will be supplying fresh products to Carrefour Group store chains in the Lyon conurbation. It is the result of a technological
      partnership between Renault Trucks, PVI and IFP Energies nouvelles.

      The world of goods road transport has to face an enormous environmental challenge. To meet it, the industry players are now examining all possible solutions to reduce its negative effects, or even eliminate them altogether. One of the options under consideration, the use of electrical energy, has extremely interesting potential. On 13 October 2011, in the company of Gérard Collomb, the Senator-Mayor of Lyon and President of the Greater Lyon Authority, Stefano Chmielewski, the President of Renault Trucks, presented the keys of a 16 ton all-electric Renault Midlum to Francis Lemor, President of STEF-TFE at a ceremony attended by his customer, Didier Thibaud, Supply Chain Director of Carrefour France. Two other partners with pivotal roles in the success of this project were also present: Pierre-Henri Bigeard, site manager of IFP Energies nouvelles' Lyon site and Michel Bouton, CEO of PVI. This 16 ton all-electric Renault Midlum is an experimental vehicle. It is the largest all-electric truck ever put on the road for the distribution of fresh food products in an urban environment. From the beginning of 2012, it will start a one-year assignment during which it will be supplying eight Carrefour stores in the centre of Lyon and surrounding conurbation (Carrefour Planet Vénissieux, Carrefour Market at Saint-Fons, as well as several Carrefour City, 8 à huit and Marché + convenience stores). Using this silent truck will mean that deliveries to town centre stores can be made early in the morning (between 5 AM and 7 AM) to respect the peace and quiet of local residents. The all-electric refrigerated truck will then travel to the Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu logistics platform so that it can make a delivery to the Carrefour Planet store at Vénissieux in the early afternoon. Altogether, it will cover a distance of 75 km. Electric Midlum This vehicle has been specially designed to keep pace with the changes currently taking place in major metropolitan distribution networks. It offers unparalleled acoustic comfort for drivers and local residents. Non-polluting, emitting absolutely no CO2 and totally silent, this truck can carry 5.5 t of goods. It has an operating range of 100 km and can be fully recharged in only 8 hours. As a result, the vehicle has all the qualities needed for it to blend into its urban environment. This unique solution is the result of close collaboration between Renault Trucks, PVI and IFP Energies nouvelles. It was developed as part of the Melodys project, receiving financial support from the ADEME demonstrator fund. The purpose of this experiment is to test technologies which could be subsequently incorporated into production vehicles under actual operating conditions. Technical characteristics of the All-electric Renault Midlum 16 t: Operating range: 100 km Recharging time: 8 hours Electric motor power: 103 kW 3 Lithium ion battery packs with a total capacity of 150 kWh Payload: - 5.5 tonnes Bodywork: refrigerating unit About Renault Trucks Driven by the enthusiasm, experience and determination of its over 14,000 strong workforce, as well as an activity covering more than 100 countries and 1,500 sales and service outlets, Renault Trucks is one of the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. Designer, manufacturer and distributor of heavy and light commercial vehicles from 2.7 to 60 t, Renault Trucks is constantly striving to put pride back into road transport, a noble profession without which society could not survive. About STEF-TFE STEF-TFE is the European leader for temperature-controlled logistics. The group offers a complete range of logistics solutions (transport, warehousing, information systems, …) mainly for food products under controlled temperatures (from -25°C to +18 ° C). Our customers are primarily food manufacturers, distributors, restaurant chains, wholesalers and pharmaceutical industry players. The group has 15,000 employees in eight countries and can rely on specialized infrastructures: 215 platforms and warehouses and more than 4000 tractor trailers, half of which are directly owned. Our daily commitment across our businesses and countries has, in 2010, brought a turnover of 2,057 million euros. STEF-TFE is a member of Enterprise& Progrès. For more information, visit www.stef-tfe.com About Carrefour France Carrefour is present in France in 4 formats (hypermarket, supermarket, convenience store and cash&carry) with more than 4,500 stores. For the past fifty years, Carrefour has been a daily partner in the lives of its millions of customers, offering them a wide choice of products and services at the best price. In its activities Carrefour assumes economic, social and environmental responsibility and is committed to the quality of its products and to its customers’ satisfaction. About IFP Energies nouvelles IFP Energies nouvelles is a public-sector research, innovation and training center active in the fields of energy, transport and the environment. Its mission is to provide public players and industry with efficient, economical, clean and sustainable technologies to take up the challenges facing society in terms of climate change, energy diversification and water resource management. It boasts world-class expertise. About PVI PVI is specialised in the development and small to medium-scale production of commercial vehicles devoted to transport and work in urban environments. Over the last 20 years, the company has acquired unique expertise and a powerful reputation in the field of alternative energies and electrical power applied to commercial vehicles: waste collection and delivery trucks, LCVs and buses. This experiment has been built on the feedback and experience gained from the 1,000 or more electric and CNG vehicles currently operating in France and Europe. Press Release - Electric Midlum 16T


    • article 108 - Presentation of the OREOS range of electric buses at the 23rd National Public Transportation event

      GEPEBUS - Division of PVI will present its OREOS range of 100% electric buses at the 23rd National Public Transportation Event, which will take place in Strasbourg from 12 to 14 October 2011.

      The OREOS 2X and OREOS 4X, designed with mass produced chassis and bodies, are the first genuinely fully electric public buses intended to be widely used by urban transportation operators and local authorities. The OREOS 2X has a 22 passengers capacity, including 13 seated. Its compactness and capacity make it especially well suited to meeting the growing demand for regular, comfortable city-centre shuttle services. The vehicles’ body is derived from VEHIXEL’s Cytios Advance range, which is renowned in the trade for its excellence. The capacity of the OREOS 4X is 49 passengers, including 25 seated. It is has been designed to provide a genuine environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and can serve a variety of uses, including mid-range range urban lines and shuttle links to airports and tourist sites. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 to 150 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X or OREOS 4X on a bus line reduces the pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric powertrain unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations devised by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotized gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the technologies used by the major operators in the automobile industry. PVI, via its the GEPEBUS brand, has already supplied more than 90% of the electric buses being used in France. The company has an indisputable know-how and a recognised experience in providing 100% electric urban transportation solutions that respects the environment. At the exhibition it will present (at stand 10A) one of the OREOS 2X that is scheduled to be rolled out on a neighbourhood bus line by RATP in Paris City-Center. Press Release - 23rd National Public Transportation event _


    • article 109 - PVI will deliver Paris’ first full electric shuttles to the RATP this automn

      PVI livrera les premières navettes électriques parisiennes à la RATP cet automne

      Following an invitation to tender issued by the Paris Public Transport System (RATP) in 2010, PVI - Division GEPEBUS was chosen to supply OREOS 2X electric minibuses. This decision strengthens the historical ties between GEPEBUS and the RATP, since the electric OREOS 55 that is used regularly on the Montmatrobus line for the last 10 years transporting almost one million passengers, residents and tourists every year. This unparalleled body of experience reassured the RATP in the selection of PVI’s technologies developed and implemented across electrical industrial vehicles.

      The OREOS 2X minibus is a 22-passengers city-centre shuttle built on mass-produced mechanical bases and bodywork, ensuring undeniable reliability and comfort. An initial series of 6 OREOS 2X electric minibuses is currently being produced for the Paris City and the RATP. These vehicles will be operational from December 2011 as part of the roll-out of a neighbourhood bus service being introduced by the RATP for the City of Paris in the 17th and 18th districts. PVI will exhibit one of these vehicles at its stand (10A) at the 23rd National Public Transportation Event in Strasbourg, France. Environmentally-friendly, quiet, comfortable and pleasant, these new vehicles offer an average range of 120 kilometres without intermediary recharging or battery replacement. This represents a substantial performance increase compared to the previous generation of electric buses. Furthermore, OREOS electric buses are particularly fast, with top speeds in excess of 70kph, making it possible to get close to matching urban lines or extend the service to outer-urban areas. Using OREOS 2X on a bus line reduces the pollution by more than 100 tonnes of CO2 per year. The electric powertrain unit used on the OREOS range features all of the latest technological innovations designed by PVI: an electronic control module for greater transmission efficiency and optimal electrical energy regeneration upon deceleration and breaking; and a built-in robotized gear box that provides cutting edge acceleration and gear-change performances on a par with those in the best conventional vehicles. The PVI technology also makes the vehicle exceptionally comfortable and safe to drive on slopes, thanks to the standard in-built release restraint system. The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-ion battery packs featuring the technologies used by the major operators in the automobile industry. Press Release - Oreos 2X RATP.pdf _


    • article 84 - PVI received an award in the framework of the 2011 PREDIT

      PVI received during the 4th PREDIT (Research and Innovation in land transportation Program) an award in the category "Small and Medium Companies". This prize rewarded the research and development work led on the "VHE Cinematics" project, a project funded by Oséo.

      You will find all the information about this event on the PDF press release hereunder.



  • rubrique 47 - 2010

    Retrouvez toutes les actualités PVI de l’année 2010.

    Retrouvez toutes les actualités PVI de l'année 2010.

    • article 38 - Launching the first fully electric refuse collection trucks

      To meet the demands of SITA France, PVI’s electrical powertrain, equipped with Dow Kokam lithium-ion batteries, will enable savings of 130 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year.

      To meet the demands of SITA France, PVI’s electrical powertrain, equipped with Dow Kokam lithium-ion batteries, will enable savings of 130 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year.

      Dow Kokam and PVI today announced an agreement to fit the first fully electric waste collection trucks with Dow Kokam's lithium-ion-polymer battery technology. This 26 T electric vehicle and its battery system, which is to be manufactured and assembled in France, was presented today at the Pollutec 2010 exhibition by the Client and its partner who have purchased it, SITA, the subsidiary of SUEZ Environnement. This zero emissions vehicle will enable savings of 130 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle, per year. "This vehicle, presented for the first time today, is the largest electric truck on the market; it constitutes a unique technical achievement, taking account of the heightened requirements of various systems fitted to the chassis of vehicles dedicated to urban cleanliness", as Michel Bouton, President of PVI, points out. A fleet of 11 of these lorries will be operating daily in the town of Courbevoie from the end of 2011. _


    • article 64 - Presentation of the keys of a Maxity Electric for "Grand Lyon" Community

      At the Pollutec exhibition, Gérard Collomb, Senator and Mayor of Lyon and President of "Grand Lyon" was seen being presented with the keys of an electric Renault Maxity by Stefano Chmielewski, President of Renault Trucks.

      At the Pollutec exhibition, Gérard Collomb, Senator and Mayor of Lyon and President of "Grand Lyon" was seen being presented with the keys of an electric Renault Maxity by Stefano Chmielewski, President of Renault Trucks. This "zero emissions" and "silent" 100% electric vehicle developed by Renault Trucks and fully electrified by PVI, will join Greater Lyon’s fleet of vehicles. It marks the manufacturer’s and the Lyon urban community’s commitment in the search for goods transportation solutions that are both sustainable and ecological.

      Maxity electric was developed by Renault Trucks, PVI and the French electricity provider EDF within the framework of a general partnership for the development of electric heavy goods and utility vehicles, in order to respond to the occasionally significant size and environmental constraints of European town centres. The main advantages are: the absence of atmosphere polluting emissions and CO2 emissions, as well as the total removal of noise pollution. The Renault Maxity has retained all its intrinsic qualities (mobility, practicability, 2 tonnes total load, etc.), whilst greatly improving its environmental performance..


    • article 37 - Presentation of the keys of the Oreos 2X for Provins

      Paris, 9 June 2010

      At the European exhibition for mobility, Transports Publics 2010, PVI officially presented the keys of the OREOS 2X electric bus to PROCARS for use on Provins’ urban service lines. This presentation of keys was promoted by Mr Christian JACOB, Deputy Mayor of Provins, President of the Sustainable Development Commission and the Town and Country Planning Commission at the National Assembly.

      At the European exhibition for mobility, Transports Publics 2010, PVI officially presented the keys of the OREOS 2X electric bus to PROCARS for use on Provins' urban service lines. This presentation of keys was promoted by Mr Christian JACOB, Deputy Mayor of Provins, President of the Sustainable Development Commission and the Town and Country Planning Commission at the National Assembly. The Oreos 2X is a 100% electric minibus wholly developed by PVI, with 13 seats and an overall capacity for 22 people. This vehicle is aimed specifically at meeting the growing need for regular and comfortable town centre shuttle services.


    • article 65 - Presentation of the keys of the Maxity Electric to Tafanel

      Every year, the leading Parisian drinks distributor supplies the capital with more than 300 million orders. Concerned with the quality of life of its consumers, Tafanel has always tried to minimise noise and greenhouse gas emissions linked to this essential economic activity. That’s why they turned to Renault Trucks, their historical partner, who, on 5 May 2010, handed over the keys of the first electric Renault Maxity co-developed by PVI…

      You only have to have had a coffee or a beer in a Parisian brasserie to have seen a Tafanel lorry. Every year, the leading Parisian drinks distributor supplies the capital with more than 300 million orders. Concerned with the quality of life of its consumers, Tafanel has always tried to minimise noise and greenhouse gas emissions linked to this essential economic activity. That’s why they turned to Renault Trucks, their historical partner, who, on 5 May 2010, handed over the keys of the first electric Renault Maxity, developed in partnership with PVI. The Maxity is a 100% electric, "zero emission" and "silent" utilitarian vehicle.

      The Maxity electric's top speed is 90 km/h with maximum torque on departure. However, to optimise battery performance and bearing in mind the kind of tasks for which this type of vehicle is required, clients may choose to limit this speed to 70 km/h for urban use. Optimizing the electric motor, as well as recovering energy on braking, enables a range of nearly 100 km (for dry goods transportation). This vehicle is fitted with a nonsynchronous electric motor, a robot-aided transmission and the latest Lithium-Ion batteries. All the auxiliary equipment (power steering, brake vacuum pump) has been electrified. From ten to thirty pilot vehicles and drivers are be put on the road in France in 2010, and this vehicle is expected to be marketed in 2011. _


    • article 36 - TP 2010 Exhibition: Presentation of the Oreos range

      GEPEBUS, a division of PVI, is presenting its new range of 100% electric OREOS as part of the Public Transportation Exhibition which takes place in Paris - Porte de Versailles from 8 to 10 June 2010.

      GEPEBUS, a division of PVI, is presenting its new range of 100% electric OREOS as part of the Public Transportation Exhibition which takes place in Paris - Porte de Versailles from 8 to 10 June 2010. _

      GEPEBUS, a division of PVI, is presenting its new range of 100% electric OREOS as part of the Public Transportation Exhibition which takes place in Paris - Porte de Versailles from 8 to 10 June 2010. The OREOS 2X and the OREOS 4X, 22 and 49 seaters respectively and designed from standard chassis and bodies, are the first totally electric public transport buses designed for the widest use alongside urban and community transportation operators. Ecological, silent, comfortable and friendly, these new vehicles have an average range of 120 kilometres without needing recharging or changing the batteries. This is a considerably greater performance than that of the previous generation of electric buses. Electric OREOS buses are also capable of going particularly fast with speeds in excess of 70 km/h in order to bring them closer into line with urban services or extend their routes to the outlying areas. Operating an OREOS 2X or OREOS 4X bus service enables more than 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions to be saved from the atmosphere annually. _


rubrique 16 - OUR EXPERTISE

PVI’s teams of engineers and technicians have been able to focus their knowledge of traditional technologies used in industrial vehicles, by combining it with expertise acquired in alternative energy drivelines systems and technology.





PVI is able to make use of design technology and study by combining it with the manufacturing and homologation processes. The mastery of new electric powertrain technology in particular is an indisputable advance.


  • rubrique 40 - Full electric

    PVI has been resolutely oriented towards the field of fully electric vehicles since the early 1990s.

    The first electric heavy vehicles were fitted with conventional industrial lead batteries and then with Nickel-Cadmium batteries. Take, for example, the Montmartrobus buses, which have been operated by the Parisian RATP transport authority for nearly 12 years now, and which transport almost one million passengers every year! This initial phase enabled the PVI Group to develop expertise and recognised experience in the field of electric heavy vehicles, including both buses and trucks.

    • article 138 - Full electric

      PVI has been resolutely oriented towards the field of fully electric vehicles since the early 1990s.

      The first electric heavy vehicles were fitted with conventional industrial lead batteries and then with Nickel-Cadmium batteries. Take, for example, the Montmartrobus buses, which have been operated by the Parisian RATP transport authority for nearly 12 years now, and which transport almost one million passengers every year! This initial phase enabled the PVI Group to develop expertise and recognised experience in the field of electric heavy vehicles, including both buses and trucks. From 2006 onwards, R&D work enabling the development of drive train solutions for fully electric heavy vehicles were based on Lithium-Ion batteries and on innovative electronic and electrotechnical solutions enabling substantial advances in independent operation and performance levels. These developments enabled approval of the first fully electric heavy vehicles from 2009 onwards, and particularly urban buses (The Oréos 2X and 4X, which can transport 22 and 49 passengers respectively) as well as trucks (the Renault Maxity Electric, and the C-Less 26). These vehicles integrate energy storage capacities that precisely match their needs, from 42 kWh for the Maxity vehicles through to 255 kWh for the C-Less 26 vehicles. This shows the particular flexibility of PVI powertrains in terms of integration into different vehicles and responding to special needs in terms of various types of chassis, bodies, and energy. The new-generation PVI powertrains are assembled into vehicles in Europe as well as in China (for the Asian market). They include the electronic command and control unit for the vehicle, the charger, batteries management, the whole robotised gearbox/engine assembly, and also all of the ancillaries required (cooling system, power steering and brakes, driver’s interface, etc.). These powertrains enable recharging of the vehicle in 6 to 7 hours without any need for external infrastructures (the onboard charger is connected directly to a 32 to 64A socket depending on the vehicle), and enable ranges of 120 and 160 km to be consumed under operating conditions, depending on the battery packs integrated. These vehicles have excellent performance characteristics: maximum speed of up to 90 kmph, a maximum slope > 23%, acceleration > 1.2m/s², maximum torque right from when the vehicle is started up, etc. The three solutions offered by PVI are: L powertrains, GVW of 3.5t to 7.5t (Renault Maxity commercial vehicle, Gépébus Oréos 2X minibus, the Aptinéo Vehixel minicoach, the DongFeng/Haide 7.5t truck in China, etc.); XL powertrains, GVW of 12t to 16t (Oréos 4X Midibus, demonstration trucks based on the Renault Trucks Midlum, the DongFeng/Haide 16t truck in China, etc.); XXL powertrains, GVW of 18t to 26t (PVI C-Less 19t and 26t, etc.). Environmentally friendly, silent, comfortable and ergonomic, the powertrains developed by PVI are reliable systems and solutions which are available, tried and tested. It constitutes a real turnkey solution that can be integrated easily into all types of chassis.


  • rubrique 41 - L, XL and XXL powertrains
    • article 114 - L Powertrains

      The L powertrains developed by PVI can be integrated into 3.5t to 7.5t GVW vehicles.

      This solution enables vehicle emissions savings of up to 25t of C02 every year!

      A proven and reliable system Range : from 120 to 160 km Charging time (floating time included on a 64 Amps grid) : 6h to 7h Max. speed at full load : Up to 90 km/h Max. slope : 23% Acceleration : >1.2m/s² Max. torque from vehicle start Integrated charger : No external equipment needed After sales : Efficient diagnostic tools and complete support from PVI Electronic box : All the electronic components in a unique box Very common components No specific electronic or electric development for the manufacturer True turnkey solution PVI’s OEM electric drivelines systems are modular, tailored to client’s needs and easy to integrate, being made up of "packs", each integrating several modules: Central unit packs (power management and energy recovery module, battery management, BMS, robotised gearbox, easements/constraints, driver/display interface) Propulsion motorization packs (water-cooled electric motor, robotised ZF gearbox, cooling equipment, connection equipment) Easement and auxiliary vehicle groups (electric motor and pump for power steering, motor and air compressor, motor and vacuum pump, motor and air-conditioning compressor, ancillary interface and connection functions) Technical characteristics Batteries of up to 100 kWh, from 550 to 700V A driver’s interface that provides information about the energy characteristics and the electric drive, which are displayed on the dashboard An accelerator pedal with an integrated potentiometer An electric motor with a power rating of 47 kW and a torque rating of 270 Nm A robotised 6-speed gearbox An electronic command and control unit including flow vector control for the drive motor (including energy recovery upon braking), the vehicle’s integrated charger, gearbox control and management, the cooling system for the power componentry and the VECU (Vehicle Electronic Control Unit); A charging connector, with a charger power of 20 kW and a 16 to 32 A three-phase plug; The cooling system for the drive motor and the electric control unit; Power braking, and compressed air with a vacuum level of 150 mbar; Hydraulic power steering: an electric motor with a pressure of 95 bar and a flow rate of 8,6l/minute.


    • article 115 - XL Powertrain

      The XL powertrains developed by PVI can be integrated into 12t to 16t GVW vehicles.

      This solution enables vehicle emissions savings of up to 50t of C02 every year!

      A proven and reliable system Range : from 120 to 160 km Charging time (floating time included on a 64 Amps grid) : 6h to 7h Max. speed at full load : Up to 90 km/h Max. slope : 23% Acceleration : >1.2m/s² Max. torque from vehicle start Integrated charger : No external equipment needed After sales : Efficient diagnostic tools and complete support from PVI Electronic box : all the electronic components in a unique box Very commun components No specific electronic or electric development for the manufacturer True turnkey solution PVI's OEM electric drivelines systems are modular, tailored to client's needs and easy to integrate, being made up of "packs", each integrating several modules: Central unit packs (power management and recovery module, battery management, BMS, robotised gearbox, easements/constraints, driver/display interface) Propulsion motorization packs (Water-cooled electric motor, robotised ZF gearbox, cooling equipment, connection equipment) Easement and auxiliary vehicle groups (electric motor and pump for power steering, motor and air compressor, motor and vacum pump, motor and air-conditioning compressor, anciliary interface and connection functions) Technical characteristics Batteries of up to 170 kWh, from 550 to 700V; A driver's interface that provides information about the energy characteristics and the electric drive, which are displayed on the dashboard; An acceleration pedal with an integrated potentiometer; An electric motor with a power rating of 103 kW and a torque rating of 450 Nm; A robotised 6-speed gearbox An electronic command and control unit including flow vector control for the drive motor (including energy recovery upon braking), the vehicle's integrated charger, gearbox control and management, the cooling system for the power componentry and the VECU (Vehicle Electronic Control Unit); A charging connector, with a charger power of 30 kW and a 64A three-phase plug; The cooling system for the drive motor and the electric control unit; Power braking, and compressed air with a maximum pressure of 12 bar ; Hydraulic power steering: an electric motor with a pressure of up to 130 bar and a flow rate of 17.3 l/min.


    • article 116 - XXL Powertrain

      The XXL powertrains developed by PVI can be integrated into 18 to 26t GVW vehicles.

      This solution enables vehicle emissions savings of up to 100t of C02 every year!

      A proven and reliable system Range : 8 hours under operation Charging time (floating time included on a 64 Amps grid) : 6h to 7h Max. speed at full load : Up to 90 km/h Max. slope : 23% Acceleration : >1.2m/s² Max. torque from vehicle start Integrated charger : No external equipment needed After sales : Efficient diagnostic tools and complete support from PVI Electronic box : all the electronic components in a unique box Very commun components No specific electronic or electric development for the manufacturer True turnkey solution PVI's OEM electric drivelines systems are modular, tailored to client's needs and easy to integrate, being made up of "packs", each integrating several modules: Central unit packs (power management and recovery module, battery management, BMS, robotised gearbox, easements/constraints, driver/display interface) Propulsion motorization packs (Water-cooled electric motor, robotised ZF gearbox, cooling equipment, connection equipment) Easement and auxiliary vehicle groups (electric motor and pump for power steering, motor and air compressor, motor and vacum pump, motor and air-conditioning compressor, anciliary interface and connection functions) Technical characteristics Batteries of up to 255 kWh, from 550 to 700V; A driver's interface that provides information about the energy characteristics and the electric drive, which are displayed on the dashboard; An accelerator pedal with an integrated potentiometer; An electric motor with a power rating of 103 kW and a torque rating of 450 Nm; A robotised 9-speed gearbox An electronic command and control unit including flow vector control for the drive motor (including energy recovery upon braking), the vehicle's integrated charger, gearbox control and management, the cooling system for the power componentry and the VECU (Vehicle Electronic Control Unit); A charging connector, with a charger power of 45 kW and a 64A three-phase plug; The cooling system for the drive motor and the electric control unit; Power braking, and compressed air with a maximum pressure of 12.5 bar ; Hydraulic power steering: an electric motor with a pressure of 100 bar and a flow rate of 20l/min. _


  • rubrique 42 - Energy on board

    As a specialist in driveline systems, PVI has developed unique know-how in terms of integrating various single or composite energy sources.


    • article 26 - Energy on board

      As a specialist in driveline systems, PVI has developed unique know-how in terms of integrating various single or composite energy sources.

      As a specialist in driveline systems, PVI has developed unique know-how in terms of integrating various single or composite energy sources.

      PVI’s driveline systems were designed to be able to use all sorts of batteries, and particularly the latest Lithium-Ion technologies, as well as ultra-capacitors. Numerous types of battery packs are now integrated into vehicles: 42 kWh, 65 kWh, 85 kWh, 100 kWh, 170 kWh, and 255 kWh. PVI’s powertrains and solutions are in fact adapted to the specific needs of the vehicles concerned. The experience acquired from these integrations enables PVI to position itself as a recognised expert in the field and to offer its customers a set of very high-performance solutions. PVI installs batteries in its vehicles that are tested and validated in terms of safety and their long service life, with long-term guarantee conditions. Depending on the needs of PVI’s customers in Europe, attractive rental packages including the monitoring and maintenance of batteries are also offered. The chargers are integrated by PVI into the vehicles via the powertrains’ power electronics. This enables the vehicles’ users to hook up directly to a 16 to 64 A charging connector depending on their needs, without having to invest in external infrastructures. The integration of Li-Ion batteries requires a set of tests to be carried out on each chassis by skilled teams before they are started up in order to ensure the safety of all the vehicles equipped with PVI powertrains. This process tightly controls the integration of the batteries and makes it completely safe.


rubrique 3 - OUR SOLUTIONS

PVI’s expertise in urban mobility and zero emission industrial vehicles has enabled the company to develop products adapted to its clients’ industries.

Performance and the optimization of equipment are at the centre of PVI’s expertise, by combining the best solutions for alternative energy drivelines systems.


  • rubrique 4 - Electric Bus

    In 2010, PVI launched its new range of fully electric Oréos buses, marketed under the Gépébus brand.

    Having already delivered more than 90% of the electric buses running in France, PVI demonstrates its active contribution in the air quality improvement and satisfies the growing demand from public and private operators for clean and silent vehicles in city-centers.

    This range now consists of the Oréos 2X, a 7-metre minibus that can transport 22 passengers, and the Oréos 4X, a 9-metre mid-sized bus with 49 passengers capacity. These buses, which are fully electric and equipped with Li-Ion batteries, have excellent performance characteristics in terms of range and operation (speeds, slopes, etc.). The Oréos 2X and the Oréos 4X are designed based on mass production chassis types. They are true fully-electric public transport buses, and are intended to be widely distributed to urban transport operators and local authorities. They are environmentally friendly, silent and user friendly, as well as being reliable and comfortable thanks to their mechanical base and the bodywork components, which comes from mass-production vehicles. Depending on the model and the operating conditions, an operational range of 120 kilometres (minimum) to over 150 kilometres is offered, without any interim charging or the need to change batteries. They benefit from a speed comparable to the speeds of diesel or oil vehicles, and which can exceed 70 km per hour, which brings it into the range of urban and periurban lines. The whole electric powertrain implemented in the Oréos range is packed with technological innovations developed by PVI: • An electronic management module enabling better transmission efficiency, • Optimal energy recovery when decelerating and braking, • Integration of a robotised gearbox guaranteeing acceleration performance characteristics and slope-climbing capabilities greater than those of the best conventional vehicles, • The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries, the technology adopted by the main actors in the automotive industry. They are equipped with integrated chargers and consequently do not require any particular logistics infrastructure. Links to Electric buses OREOS brochure Having already delivered over 90% of the electric buses on the roads in France, PVI shows its active participation in improving air quality and meets the growing demand from private and public-sector actors for clean, silent vehicles for towns. PVI is more than just a supplier of electric buses; it has positioning as a real partner, offering its customers a global offer: In-depth analysis of the needs specific to each operational project A personalised, optimised product offer A full electric powertrain service integrating the rental of batteries, monitoring them over time, and maintenance of electrical components Greater support through the training of driving and maintenance staff. Oréos fully electric buses, which have become the largest-selling electric buses in Europe, have enabled PVI to be recognised in the field of environmentally-friendly urban transport. _

    • article 9 - Bus de 7m

      The fully electric Oréos 2X minibus, which is the market leader, and is marketed by the Gépébus Division, was designed based on mass-manufactured vehicles. PVI offers onboard energy solutions guaranteeing its customers good operating performance.

      Market leader, the electric minibus Oreos 2X is marketed by the Gépébus Division and was designed based on mass-manufactured vehicles.
      PVI offers onboard energy solutions guaranteeing its customers good operating performance. _

      Its compactness and its capacity are perfectly suited to the growing demand for central-city shuttle services that are comfortable and well-paced. Capacity : 22 places, including 13 seated, 8 standing and 1 for a passenger with reduced mobilityRange : 120 kilometres (minimum) on a single chargeMaximum speed : 90 km per hour - 70 km per hour in urban operating conditions Operating an Oréos 2X bus line enables over 95% of the CO2 released into the atmosphere by a bus line using conventional internal combustion engines to be avoided.


    • article 10 - BUS DE 9M

      The OREOS 4X is a minibus with an overall capacity of 49 places including 25 seats. It is equipped to accommodate various uses: connecting services for urban routes, as a hotel or airport shuttle service, or serving tourist or business sites.

      The Oréos 4X, which is a new-generation electric mid-sized bus marketed by the Gépébus Division, is designed based on mass-production vehicles.
      It is offered with onboard energy solutions that guarantee customers full operational safety.

      It is ideally fitted out, offering an environmentally-friendly solution for various applications: intermediate urban lines, airport shuttles, touring around tourist locations, etc. Capacity: 22 places, including 13 seated, 8 standing, and 1 for a passenger with reduced mobility Range: 120 kilometres (minimum) on a single charge Maximum speed: 90 km per hour – 70 km per hour in urban operating conditions Operating an Oréos 2X bus line enables over 95% of the CO2 released into the atmosphere by a bus line using conventional internal combustion engines to be avoided.


    • article 172 - BUS DE 12M

      Watt® System permet à un bus standard équipé d’une motorisation électrique de bénéficier d’une autonomie illimitée par des charges ultrarapides à chaque arrêt pendant les descentes et montées des passagers.

      PVI a mené depuis plusieurs années un ambitieux programme de développement portant sur une cinématique 100% électrique appliquée aux bus urbains, dénommé WATT System.
      Celui-ci permet à un bus standard équipé d’une motorisation électrique de bénéficier d’une autonomie illimitée, par des charges ultra rapides à chaque arrêt pendant les descentes et montées des passagers.

      Avec WATT System, PVI propose une évolution majeure aux exploitants de bus grâce à une solution facile à mettre en oeuvre sur les lignes existantes et pouvant être intégrée dans les gammes des constructeurs d’autobus. La solution ne nécessite pas de voies dédiées, pas de caténaires, pas de sous-station électrique, pas de travaux lourds de voirie… Le dispositif de stockage et de transfert d’énergie est un « totem » intégré dans le paysage urbain existant, à côté de l’abribus ou intégré à celui-ci. Il est alimenté par le réseau électrique basse tension disponible partout en ville, qui charge les super-capacités dont il est équipé. WATT System - FR A chaque arrêt, le bus va se connecter de manière automatique et rapide au totem. Le transfert d’énergie électrique s’effectue en quelques secondes, il donne l’autonomie nécessaire au trajet inter-station. Le bus dispose par ailleurs, d’une réserve d’énergie avec un pack batteries équivalent à celui d’un véhicule utilitaire, il est ainsi libéré de la contrainte d’autonomie du véhicule électrique. L’impact environnemental de WATT System est négligeable, zéro émission de polluants réglementés (NOx, NMHC, CO,HC…), aucune émission de particule, et un nouveau confort sonore offert aux passagers, aux piétons et aux riverains. WATT System réduit significativement l’empreinte carbone liée au transport de passagers ; une ligne équipée de WATT System permet ainsi d’économiser entre 800 et 1200T équivalent CO2 chaque année et près de 400 000 litres de gazole. Télécharger la brochure WATT System WATT System en exploitation expérimentale Description du principe Le système WATT® comprend: Dans le bus : Un pack « batteries » et un pack «super condensateurs» associés à une chaîne de traction électrique Un système de connexion: le bras automatique discret et ultra rapide, installé sur le pavillon du véhicule Sur le trottoir: une borne de recharge ou « totem » comportant la connexion, ainsi qu’un pack de super condensateurs, l’ensemble intégré dans le paysage urbain. Chaque totem (ou borne de recharge) est raccordé au réseau électrique de distribution domestique et permet la recharge entre le passage de chaque bus. Il n’y a pas nécessité d’équipement spécifique (sous station, transformateur). En service le bus est alimenté en énergie par les super condensateurs embarqués, il parcourt la distance nécessaire jusqu’au prochain arrêt, grâce à l’énergie emmagasinée. A chaque arrêt, le bras se déploie et réalise en 10 secondes le transfert d’énergie entre les super condensateurs du totem et les super condensateurs embarqués dans le bus. Un pack batterie Lithium-ion de dimension adaptée est installé dans le bus pour les cas d’impossibilité de connexion et les trajets sans voyageurs.


    • article 11 - " Battery Service

      For over ten years, PVI has offered its customers turnkey onboard energy solutions in partnership with Sodetrel, a fully-owned subsidiary of EDF.
      PVI’s objective is to enable its customers to lessen the financial burden entailed in drive batteries and to guarantee them optimal quality and operating performance.

      For over ten years, PVI has offered its customers turnkey onboard energy solutions in partnership with Sodetrel, a fully-owned subsidiary of EDF.
      PVI’s objective is to enable its customers to lessen the financial burden entailed in drive batteries and to guarantee them optimal quality and operating performance.

      Under this framework, each customer that uses an Oréos vehicle will, upon purchasing it, be able to sign a rental and services contract for drive batteries which will: • Ensure that onboard Lithium-Ion battery modules on the bus are made available • Provide a full guarantee of smooth running throughout its lifespan • Cover the preventive and corrective operations required According to the mission profile for Oréos buses, depending on seasonal trends and their use, various contract options may be examined with the operators. The minimum performance guarantee period for the batteries is 5 years of operation. Payments for battery rentals and maintenance shall be done on a staggered basis over a long period (at least 5 years).


  • rubrique 6 - Electric Trucks

    The fully electric trucks built by PVI benefit from the latest electric drive technologies. They are silent and non-polluting.

    PVI’s expertise in the field of urban mobility and zero-emission industrial vehicles has enabled the development of products suited to our customers’ lines of business. The performance and optimisation of equipment form the core of PVI’s know-how, by combining the best alternative energy powertrain solutions. These fully electric trucks developed by PVI offer numerous advantages: Absolutely no polluting emissions Totally silent operation Very easy to drive Outstanding insertion into the urban environment Dynamic performance and crossing characteristics similar to the conventional internal combustion engine versions A range adapted to each customer’s operating conditions and business sector. The various types of chassis integrating the powertrains developed by PVI for fully electric vehicles include the 26t and 19t C-Less models, the Renault Maxity, and the 7.5t DongFeng boded by Haide.

    • article 121 - C-Less - City Low Emission Silent Solution

      In order to respond to its customers’ specific expectations, PVI develops and produces various types of 3.5 to 26 tons GVW electric chassis.
      For the heavy range PVI chassis, the C-Less brand (which stands for “City Low Emission Silent Solution”) is symbolic of a significant reduction in the carbon impact caused by these fully electric vehicles.

      The various types of C-Less electric chassis developed by PVI are specifically dedicated to central city operations. These compact vehicles, which are very manoeuvrable, fit perfectly into urban traffic thanks to the performance characteristics of their zero-emission driveline system, and are amazingly silent. When used in refuse collection trucks, C-Less chassis types guarantee collection performance characteristics that are equivalent to the ones for conventional vehicles: Driving performance characteristics thanks to a new-generation electrical chassis, A maximum travel speed in “driving” mode of 70 to 90 km per hour depending on the collection profile, A collection capacity that is the same as the one obtained with vehicles featuring internal combustion engines, The possibility of climbing steep slopes thanks to a robotised gearbox that is integrated into the driveline system. Above and beyond the technical performance characteristics, fully electric C-Less trucks also provide a responsible, environmentally-friendly response to issues relating to the environment and to polluting emissions. Indeed, operating a C-Less vehicle enables the atmosphere to be spared over 95% of the CO2 emissions produced by a conventional truck with an internal combustion engine. C-Less vehicles are also very silent and enable a major reduction in noise pollution. Links to the C-LESS Brochure


    • article 132 - "On-board energy" and service - C-Less

      For over ten years, PVI has been offering its customers turnkey onboard energy solutions in partnership with Sodetrel, a fully-owned subsidiary of EDF.
      PVI’s objective is to enable its customers to ease the financial burden entailed in drive batteries and to guarantee them optimal operating performance and quality. _

      For over ten years, PVI has been offering its customers turnkey onboard energy solutions in partnership with Sodetrel, a fully-owned subsidiary of EDF.
      PVI’s objective is to enable its customers to ease the financial burden entailed in drive batteries and to guarantee them optimal operating performance and quality.

      Under this framework, upon acquiring one, each customer using a C-Less will be able to sign a powertrain batteries rental and servicing contract which will: Ensure that the truck’s onboard Lithium-Ion battery modules are made available Provide a full guarantee of smooth running throughout its term Cover the preventive and corrective maintenance operations required. Depending on the profile and the seasonal nature of the use of their vehicles, different contract options may be studied.


    • article 12 - Renault Maxity

      Manufacturers partnership

      Renault Trucks and PVI have combined their know-how in order to develop the Maxity Electric, a zero-emission commercial vehicle dedicated to urban environments.

      Renault Trucks and PVI have combined their know-how in order to develop the Maxity Electric, a zero-emission commercial vehicle dedicated to urban environments.

      With over twenty years of experience in designing and manufacturing electric powertrains, with the Electric Maxity , PVI is implementing an asynchronous engine type with a flow vector control variable speed drive, a robotised gearbox without a clutch, as well as a BBX, the electric and electronic control unit for the vehicle. The Electric Maxity is equipped with Lithium-ion batteries that have a capacity of 42 kWh in the basic version. In addition to its environmental advantages, the technology implemented by PVI for the Electric Maxity offers operating advantages that are unique on the market: Upper chassis payload exceeding 2t Driving with a B driving licence (in France) Maximum speed of 70 kmph The capability of climbing steep slopes and crossing obstacles upon start-up Full control on slopes, making for safe driving in urban environments, etc. All this whilst completely retaining the strengths of the standard Renault Maxity chassis: compactness, manoeuvrability, ergonomics, ease and safety of access in the cabin, handling road traffic, etc. The Maxity Electric is being offered to a wide range of customers who want to experience the unrivalled advantages of an electric vehicle in the following sectors: Town deliveries Urban sanitation and cleaning Green spaces, roads and services to local authoroties Public lighting and networks This vehicle is distributed by Renault Trucks


    • article 13 - Complementary offer

      PVI, which is a recognised actor in the sector of electric drive industrial vehicles, has delivered hundreds of electric buses and trucks which are operated on a daily basis in Europe.

      PVI, which is a recognised actor in the sector of electric drive industrial vehicles, has delivered hundreds of electric buses and trucks which are operated on a daily basis in Europe.

      This expertise is associated with several development programmes and demonstration vehicles in which Renault Trucks is involved. As a complement to the Electric Maxity offer, PVI can respond to specific needs in relation to medium-duty range chassis: For urban distribution For works involving services to local authorities or airport (for example)


  • rubrique 51 - Fast Charging

    PVI a mené depuis plusieurs années un ambitieux programme de développement portant sur une cinématique 100% électrique appliquée aux bus urbains, dénommé WATT System. Celui-ci permet à un bus standard
    équipé d’une motorisation électrique de bénéficier d’une autonomie illimitée, par des charges ultra rapides à chaque arrêt pendant les descentes et montées des passagers.

    Avec WATT System, PVI propose une évolution majeure aux exploitants de bus grâce à une solution facile à mettre en oeuvre sur les lignes existantes et pouvant être intégrée dans les gammes des constructeurs d’autobus. La solution ne nécessite pas de voies dédiées, pas de caténaires, pas de sous-station électrique, pas de travaux lourds de voirie… Le dispositif de stockage et de transfert d’énergie est un « totem » intégré dans le paysage urbain existant, à côté de l’abribus ou intégré à celui-ci. Il est alimenté par le réseau électrique basse tension disponible partout en ville, qui charge les super-capacités dont il est équipé. A chaque arrêt, le bus va se connecter de manière automatique et rapide au totem. Le transfert d’énergie électrique s’effectue en quelques secondes, il donne l’autonomie nécessaire au trajet inter-station. Le bus dispose par ailleurs, d’une réserve d’énergie avec un pack batteries équivalent à celui d’un véhicule utilitaire, il est ainsi libéré de la contrainte d’autonomie du véhicule électrique. L’impact environnemental de WATT System est négligeable, zéro émission de polluants réglementés (NOx, NMHC, CO,HC…), aucune émission de particule, et un nouveau confort sonore offert aux passagers, aux piétons et aux riverains. WATT System réduit significativement l’empreinte carbone liée au transport de passagers ; une ligne équipée de WATT System permet ainsi d’économiser entre 800 et 1200T équivalent CO2 chaque année et près de 400 000 litres de gazole.

    • article 180 - Watt System

      PVI a mené depuis plusieurs années un ambitieux programme de développement portant sur une cinématique 100% électrique appliquée aux bus urbains, dénommé WATT System. Celui-ci permet à un bus standard
      équipé d’une motorisation électrique de bénéficier d’une autonomie illimitée, par des charges ultra rapides à chaque arrêt pendant les descentes et montées des passagers.

      Avec WATT System, PVI propose une évolution majeure aux exploitants de bus grâce à une solution facile à mettre en oeuvre sur les lignes existantes et pouvant être intégrée dans les gammes des constructeurs d’autobus. La solution ne nécessite pas de voies dédiées, pas de caténaires, pas de sous-station électrique, pas de travaux lourds de voirie… Le dispositif de stockage et de transfert d’énergie est un « totem » intégré dans le paysage urbain existant, à côté de l’abribus ou intégré à celui-ci. Il est alimenté par le réseau électrique basse tension disponible partout en ville, qui charge les super-capacités dont il est équipé. A chaque arrêt, le bus va se connecter de manière automatique et rapide au totem. Le transfert d’énergie électrique s’effectue en quelques secondes, il donne l’autonomie nécessaire au trajet inter-station. Le bus dispose par ailleurs, d’une réserve d’énergie avec un pack batteries équivalent à celui d’un véhicule utilitaire, il est ainsi libéré de la contrainte d’autonomie du véhicule électrique. L’impact environnemental de WATT System est négligeable, zéro émission de polluants réglementés (NOx, NMHC, CO,HC…), aucune émission de particule, et un nouveau confort sonore offert aux passagers, aux piétons et aux riverains. WATT System réduit significativement l’empreinte carbone liée au transport de passagers ; une ligne équipée de WATT System permet ainsi d’économiser entre 800 et 1200T équivalent CO2 chaque année et près de 400 000 litres de gazole.


  • rubrique 7 - CNG trucks

    For nearly 15 years now, PVI, which is a regular partner for major manufacturers, has been providing engines for the chassis of Renault Trucks which are NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles).

    For nearly 15 years now, PVI, which is a regular partner for major manufacturers, has been providing engines for the chassis of Renault Trucks which are NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles). These NGV chassis, which are marketed jointly by PVI and Renault Trucks, are particularly well suited to urban and periurban operations in the following sectors: Urban sanitation (refuse collection, cleaning) Logistics for central city deliveries NGV trucks present regulated pollutant emission levels which, for several years now, have complied with the standards required in 2014 (Euro 6 Standards). They are less noisy than their diesel version and, thanks to using biomethane fuel, they have a very favourable carbon footprint. Over the last few years, Renault Trucks and PVI have delivered and placed into operation over 700 NGV chassis on behalf of their customers: Ville de Paris; Veolia Propreté Île de France, Clermont-Ferrand, Caen; SITA (Suez Environment) Île de France; SITA Dijon; ISS Beauvais; Derichebourg Caen, Île de France; Urbaser Île de France; COVED Rouen, Nord; Paprec; Disneyland Resort Paris; Sepur; Pizzorno; Nicollin; General Council of Seine Saint Denis; Town Council of Bellerive sur Allier; the Town of Illkirch Grafenstaden; the Urban Community of Bordeaux; Bourgey Montreuil Geodis for Monoprix; GT Location for Monoprix; SAER; Veolia Group Oslo-Norway; Sita Czech Republic; COOP Switzerland; Urbaser Madrid; Renault Trucks Slovenia, etc. _

    • article 14 - Distribution

      The various chassis from the Renault Trucks distribution range, fitted with CNG engines by PVI, were specially designed for town delivery missions. Having been fitted with an environmentally-friendly driveline system, these trucks perfectly fulfil the specific needs of locally accessed urban logistics.

      The various chassis from the Renault Trucks distribution range, fitted with CNG engines by PVI, were specially designed for town delivery missions. Having been fitted with an environmentally-friendly driveline system, these trucks perfectly fulfil the specific needs of locally accessed urban logistics.

      PVI Midlum CNG Range The Midlum’s narrow cabin and the outstanding manoeuvrability of its chassis enable it to access the narrowest streets. Depending on the range required, several CNG storage versions have been developed and approved: 12 to 16t GVW Chassis width of 2.28 to 2.43 m 230 hp engine Automatic gearbox Specially configured for urban logistics (transporting fresh produce, dry products, tailgate loaders, etc.) Renault Premium CNG Range The various Renault Premium CNG chassis offer all the performance characteristics of the heavy range for town distribution tasks. The 6x2*4 version (26t GVW) is equipped with a rear steering axle for optimal central city manoeuvrability. Depending on the range required, several CNG storage variants have been developed and approved. 18 to 26t MATW 4x2 or 6x2*4 chassis profiles 300 hp engine Automatic gearbox Specially configured for urban logistics (transporting fresh produce, dry products, tailgate loaders, etc.)


    • article 15 - Municipal vehicles

      Based on the Midlum and Renault Premium chassis types, PVI has developed various types of chassis adapted to the tasks involved in urban sanitation and services. In addition to the relevance of their environmental performance characteristics, these vehicles are configured in order to offer optimal productivity in light of the specific requirements for bodywork dedicated to these missions.

      Based on the Midlum and Renault Premium chassis types, PVI has developed various types of chassis adapted to the tasks involved in urban sanitation and services. In addition to the relevance of their environmental performance characteristics, these vehicles are configured in order to offer optimal productivity in light of the specific requirements for bodywork dedicated to these missions.

      PVI Midlum CNG Range The PVI Midlum’s narrow cabin and the outstanding manoeuvrability of its chassis enable it to access the narrowest streets. For town services applications, PVI has developed suitable CNG storage solutions enabling various Midlum chassis to be offered with the shortest possible wheelbases (from 3,070 mm): 12 to 16t GVW Chassis width of 2.24 to 2.43 m 230 hp engine Automatic or manual gearboxes Specially configured for sanitation tasks (refuse collection trucks, street washers, suction sweepers, etc.) Renault Premium CNG Range The various Renault Premium CNG chassis offer all the performance characteristics of the heavy range for town distribution tasks. The 6x2*4 version (26t GVW) is equipped with a rear steering axle for optimal central city manoeuvrability. Depending on the range required, several CNG storage variants have been developed and approved: 18 to 26t GVW 4x2 or 6x2*4 chassis profiles 300 hp engine Automatic gearbox Specially configured for sanitation tasks (refuse collection truck, crane, devices with lifting arms, etc.) Midlum RCV, narrow track Collection duties sometimes require accessing the tightest spots (narrow streets, historic city centres, specific thoroughfares). To fulfil these expectations, PVI has adapted the Renault Midlum chassis to a narrow version with increased loading capacities specially designed for the refuse collection truck model. Expertise in original Renault Trucks as well as task-specific chassis types for uses under harsh conditions also enable PVI to offer its customers a narrow track 19 tonne offer, dedicated to refuse collection. PVI has therefore developped a Heavy Duty version of the Midlum. Being fitted with a heavy section chassis and a double reduction drive axle equipped with pneumatic suspension, the Midlum 270.19 RCV, narrow gauge track offers mechanical robustness identical to what is offered by the Renault Premium heavy distribution ranges. Using mechanical components from the heavy range enables the Midlum 270.19 RCV to be supplied with a narrow track: the width is less than 2.40m at the rear wheels. It is fitted with standard tyres, is not subject to speed restrictions, and is fully approved. _


  • rubrique 8 - Midlum RCV, narrow track

    The collection services industry occasionally requires access to the narrowest areas (narrow streets, historic town centres, specific streets). To meet these needs, PVI has adapted the Renault Midlum chassis in a narrow version specifically designed for packer bodies.

    Collection duties sometimes require accessing the tightest spots (narrow streets, historic city centres, specific thoroughfares). To fulfil these expectations, PVI has adapted the Renault Midlum chassis to a narrow version with increased loading capacities specially designed for the refuse collection truck model. Expertise in original Renault Trucks as well as task-specific chassis types for uses under harsh conditions also enable PVI to offer its customers a narrow track 19 tonne offer, dedicated to refuse collection. PVI has therefore developped a Heavy Duty version of the Midlum. Being fitted with a heavy section chassis and a double reduction drive axle equipped with pneumatic suspension, the Midlum 270.19 RCV, narrow track offers mechanical robustness identical to what is offered by the Renault Premium heavy distribution ranges. Using mechanical components from the heavy range enables the Midlum 270.19 RCV to be supplied with a narrow track: the width is less than 2.40m at the rear wheels. It is fitted with standard tyres, is not subject to speed restrictions, and is fully approved.

    • article 56 - Narrow Truck Refuse collection chassis

      The collection services industry sometimes requires access to the narrowest areas (narrow streets, historic town centres, specific streets). To meet these needs, PVI has adapted the Renault D chassis in a narrow version specifically designed for waste collection in the most restrictive environments.

      The adaptability of original Renault Trucks chassis combined with PVI's expertise in the field of "industry" chassis for heavy use enable PVI to offer its clients a 19 T narrow gauge chassis tailored for waste collection. That is a "Heavy Duty" version of the Midlum. Fitted with a heavy section chassis and a double reduction drive axle equipped with pneumatic suspension, the Midlum 270.19 RCV offers mechanical robustness identical to that of the Renault Premium heavy distribution range. The use of mechanical components from the heavy range enables the Midlum 270.19 RCV to be supplied with a narrow gauge, 2.36 m rear wheel width. It is equipped with a standard pneumatic hoist, is not speed restricted and is fully approved.


rubrique 22 - Press Review

Un camion hydrogène Renault pour La Poste - Buzzcreole.com, 25 février 2015 Renault lance un camion à prolongateur d'autonomie à hydrogène pour La Poste - Titrespresse.com, 25 février 2015 Renault Trucks : bougez avec La Poste…mais à l'hydrogène - Plusturbo.com, 25 février 2015 Renault Trucks et La Poste testent un véhicule alimenté par Symbio FCell - Info-economique.com, 25 février 2015 La Poste testing hydrogen-powered truck - Transportjournal.com, 25 février 2015 Renault Trucks s'est associé à la Poste pour tester… - Ccfa.fr, 25 février 2015 Renault lance un camion à prolongateur d'autonomie à hydrogène pour La Poste - Caradisiac.com, 25 février 2015 French Post Office tests Renault hydrogen-powered fuel cell truck - Ngvjournal.com, 24 février 2015 French Post Office and Renault Trucks testing electric truck with fuel cell range extender - Ecotopical.com, 24 février 2015 Renault Trucks entrega a La Poste el primer camion con pila de hidrogeno de Europa - Todotransporte.com, 24 février 2015 Die französische Post testet einen Renault Maxity Elektro mit Brennstoffzellentechnologie - Pressebox.de, 24 février 2015 French Post Office ans Renault Trucks testing electric truck with fuel cell range extender - World.einnews.com, 24 février 2015 Un Renault Maxity a idrogeno per le Poste francesi - Freeservices.fr, 24 février 2015 Renault tests fuel cell truck - Logisticsmanager.com, 24 février 2015 Renault Trucks : bouger (proprement) avec La Poste - Constructioncayola.com, 24 février 2015 Renault Trucks prolonge l'autonomie de son Maxity - Journalauto.com, 24 février 2015 Un électrique gonflé à l'hydrogène - Stratégielogistique.com, 24 février 2015 Renault Trucks teste un camion électrique utilisant de l'hydrogène - Car-engineer.com, 24 février 2015 La Poste teste le Renault Maxity électrique avec pile à combustible fonctionnant à l'hydrogène - Europe-camions.com, 24 février 2015 French Post Office and Renault Trucks testing electric truck with fuel cell range extender - Greencarcongress.com, 24 février 2015 Renault Trucks and La Poste to test hydrogene-powered truck in Dole, France - Allwebsolutions.net, 24 février 2015 Un camion hydrogène Renault pour La Poste - Autoplus.fr, 24 février 2015 La Poste teste un camion de Renault Trucks roulant à l'hydrogène - Callways.fr, 23 février 2015 La Poste teste un camion de Renault Trucks roulant à l'hydrogène - Alsace.info, 23 février 2015 La Poste teste un camion Renault Trucks roulant à l'hydrogène - Usinenouvelle.com, 23 février 2015 Renault Trucks et La Poste teste un petit camion qui ne rejette que de l'eau - Leprogres.fr, 23 février 2015 Des bennes de collectes 100% électriques à Paris - Collectiviteslocales.fr, Février 2015 Quatre camions à ordures 100% électriques maintenant en service à Paris - Aveq.ca, 18 février 2015 Qui ramasse les déchets en mode électrique? C'est Pizzorno à Paris - Lasim.org, 17 février 2015 Les ordures ménagères bientôt ramassées sans polluer à Paris - Consoglobe.com, 9 février 2015 Paris expérimente une flotte de bennes électriques - Fr.mautorz.com, 7 février 2015 Mise en service des premières bennes de collecte 100% électriques à Paris - Actusnews.com, 5 février 2015 Plan-antipollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Naturealerte.blogspot.fr, 5 février 2015 PVI expérimente une flotte de bennes électriques - Automobile-propre.com, 5 février 2015 Des bennes à ordures électriques PVI pour Paris - Avem.fr, 4 février 2015 Paris expérimente des camions bennes électriques - Avere-france.org, 4 février 2015 Paris ramasse ses déchets à l'électrique - Flotauto.com, 4 février 2015 Les quatre premiers camions BOM électriques en fonctionnement à Paris - Lemillepattesmagazine.fr, 3 février 2015 "Les premiers camions-poubelles électriques font leur tournée" dans les 10e, 15e et 18e - Twitter (@Mairie10Paris), 3 février 2015 Paris expérimente de nouvelles bennes de collecte électriques - Scoopnest.fr, 3 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Buzzcréole.com, 3 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Panoranews.com, 3 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Routeurnews.com, 3 février 2015 Les premiers camions-poubelles électriques font leur tournée - Leparisien.fr, 3 février 2015 Paris expérimente de nouvelles bennes de collecte électriques - Paris.fr, 3 février 2015 Les premiers camions-poubelles électriques font leur tournée - Titrespresse.com, 2 février 2015 Présentation du nouveau modèle de benne électrique qui sera expérimenté dans les 10ème, 15ème et 18ème - Twitter (@RemiFeraud), 2 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Unicornis.fr, 2 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - Fréquenceterre.com, 2 février 2015 Plan-anti-pollution : Paris a ses quatre premiers camions-bennes électriques - 20minutes.fr, 2 février 2015 Paris teste des camions bennes électriques - Directmatin.fr, 2 février 2015 Véhicules électriques : PVI et Sodetrel renforcent leur partenariat - Lemillepattesmagazine.fr, 19 décembre 2014 L'Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur éco-exemplaire avec le bus 100% électrique, l'électricité 100% renouvelable, et l'accréditation carbone niveau 3 - Investincotedazur.com, 18 décembre 2014 Sodetrel et PVI embarquent l'énergie - Flotauto.com, 18 décembre 2014 PVI et Sodetrel développent leur offre de service branchée - Avem.fr, 17 décembre 2014 Location de batteries : PVI et Sodetrel renforcent leur partenariat - Avere-france.org, 15 décembre 2014 Essai du bus Watt System à Nice - Autocar&Bus Infos, Décembre 2014/Janvier 2015 Un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Flottes Automobiles, Décembre 2014/Janvier 2015 Un bus électrique à biberonnage sous le soleil niçois - Bus & Car, N°965, 5 au 19 décembre 2014 All'aeroporto è "atterrato" il primo autobus elettrico - Costa Azurra, 4 décembre 2014 Watt a system by PVI - Truckseditions.com, 2 décembre 2014 Un bus électrique en autonomie illimitée à Nice - Labenergie-gdfsuez.com, Novembre 2014 France - Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Alerte-plus.blogspot.fr, 29 novembre 2014 Les bus électriques parmi les moteurs de la défense environnementale - Youphil.com, 28 novembre 2014 WATT : inauguration du premier bus "à biberonnage" - Inforisque.info, 25 novembre 2014 Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée de Nice - Rfi.fr, 23 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Franceculture.fr, 21 novembre 2014 Nice teste le premier bus électrique du monde qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Lenergieenquestions.fr, 21 novembre 2014 Transports : un bus électrique en autonomie illimitée à Nice - Electrique.fr, 20 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Nature Alerte, 20 novembre 2014 Equipé du système WATT, le premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Blog-habitat-durable.com, 20 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Senxibar.com, 20 novembre 2014 Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur : un bus électrique "à biberonnage" - Paris-cote.fr, 20 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Bitin.fr, 20 novembre 2014 Le 1er bus électrique à autonomie illimitée testé à Nice - Lenergiedavancer.com, 20 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique qui se recharge à chaque arrêt - Actu-environnement.com, 19 novembre 2014 Visionnez le reportage sur notre chaine Youtube Un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Flotauto.com, 18 novembre 2014 An ultrafast charge electric bus launched in Nice - Michelin Challenge Bibendum, 17 novembre 2014 Les terminaux de l'Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur se refont une beauté - Mes-actus.fr, 16 novembre 2014 Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur : un bus électrique "à biberonnage" - Pariscotedazur.fr, 15 novembre 2014 L'aéroport se met au bus électrique - Lepetitnicois.com, 14 novembre 2014 Opportunity charging PVI's Watt System - Bustocoach.com, 14 novembre 2014 PVI teste à Nice son procédé Watt System - L'Usine Nouvelle, N°3398, 13 au 19 novembre 2014 Watt-system - Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée expérimenté à Nice - Vehicule-propre.eu, 13 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Cerema, 13 novembre 2014 PVI : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée pour la première fois en France - Pole-moveo.org, 13 novembre 2014 Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée expérimenté à Nice - Kweeper.com, 12 novembre 2014 Nice teste le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Ville-rail-transports.com, 12 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Limportant.fr, 11 novembre 2014 L'aéroport de Nice teste un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Page Facebook Comité des Usagers des T.C.R.A, 11 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Pile-au-methanol.com, 11 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Cnta.ca, 11 novembre 2014 Transports : un bus électrique en autonomie illimitée - Newslocker.com, 11 novembre 2014 Un bus électrique en autonomie illimitée…C'est déjà là… - Faitesvosjeuxsportifs.com, 11 novembre 2014 Watt System : un bus électrique à recharge ultrarapide lancé à Nice - Lavoiturehybride.com, 10 novembre 2014 Watt System - Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée expérimenté à Nice - Wikups.fr, 10 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - e-pollen.fr, 10 novembre 2014 Débuts du bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à l'aéroport de Nice - Mobilicités.com, 10 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Zehub.tumblr.com, 10 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Scoop.it, 10 novembre 2014 Watt System - Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée expérimenté à Nice - Magazine-greenlife.com, 10 novembre 2014 Navette électrique à autonomie illimitée : première mondiale sur l'Aéroport de Nice Côte d'Azur - WebTimeMedias.com, 10 novembre 2014 Watt System - Le bus électrique à autonomie illimitée expérimenté à Nice - Automobile-propre.com, 10 novembre 2014 Watt System : un bus électrique à recharge ultrarapide lancé à Nice - Fr.anygator.com, 10 novembre 2014 L'aéroport de Nice teste un bus électrique "à biberonnage" - Busetcar.com, 10 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Avem.fr, 9 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée à Nice - Fr.anygator.com, 9 novembre 2014 Un bus électrique testé à l'aéroport de Nice - Nicematin.com, 8 novembre 2014 Un bus électrique testé à l'aéroport de Nice - Monacomatin.mc, 8 novembre 2014 Un bus électrique testé à l'aéroport de Nice - Varmatin.com, 8 novembre 2014 Expérimentation d'un bus tout électrique qui se charge en 20s - Azur-tv.fr, 7 novembre 2014 Visionnez le reportage sur notre chaine Youtube Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur : Le premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée et sans infrastructure lourde circule sur l'aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur - Telecom-valley.fr, 7 novembre 2014 Le premier bus électrique de 12m de PVI testé à Nice - Carrosseriemagazine.com, 7 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : Le premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée et sans infrastructure lourde circule sur l'aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur - Nice-aéroport.fr, 7 novembre 2014 Un premier bus électrique de 12m de PVI testé à Nice - Routiers.com, 7 novembre 2014 Un premier bus électrique de 12m de PVI testé à Nice - Autocar-infos.com, 7 novembre 2014 Un premier bus électrique de 12m de PVI testé à Nice - Transporteurs.net, 7 novembre 2014 Un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée inauguré pour la première fois en France - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 7 novembre 2014 WATT : inauguration du premier bus "à biberonnage" - Ad-Hoc-News.com, 7 novembre 2014 L'Aéroport de Nice teste un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - AirDéfense.net, 7 novembre 2014 L'Aéroport de Nice teste un bus électrique à autonomie illimitée - Aerobuzz.fr, 7 novembre 2014 WATT : inauguration du premier bus "à biberonnage" - World News Wn.com, 7 novembre 2014 Première mondiale : le premier bus électrique à autonomie illimitée et sans infrastructure lourde circule sur l'Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur - World News Wn.com, 7 novembre 2014 WATT : inauguration du premier bus "à biberonnage" - Noodls.com, 7 novembre 2014

  • article 141 - Press Release 2009-2010
    2010 Provins prend livraison d'un minibus électrique PVI - Lesroutiers.com, 9 juin 2010 Un salon européen de la mobilité 2010 très vert - Autocar&Bus Infos, 10 juin 2010 Gépébus remet les clés d'un Oréos 2X à Procars - Avem, 12 juin 2010 Gépébus remet les clés d'un Oréos 2X à Procars - Automovox (via Avem), 12 juin 2010 PVI a livré son premier Oréos 2X, minibus 100% électrique à Procars - Bus & Car, 18 juin au 2 juillet 2010 Un bus électrique pour Provins - France3.fr, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - Lalibre.be, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - Lefigaro.fr, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - RTL.fr, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - Videosearch.seesaa.jp, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) 2009 Un bus électrique pour Provins - Kewego, 15 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - Téva.fr, 16 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - Turbo.fr, 16 juin 2010 (via TV77) Un bus électrique pour Provins - TV77, 16 juin 2010 Un premier bus électrique - Passerelles en Provinois, Juillet-Septembre 2010 PVI présente ses bus électriques nouvelle génération - Transport Public, 17 septembre 2009 Les bus de demain sont là - 01men.com, 21 septembre 2009 Des autobus 100% électriques fabriqués à Gretz-Armainvilliers - La République Seine & Marne - 21 septembre 2009 Les Columériens auront bientôt leur bus électrique - Le Pays Briard, 22 septembre 2009 Le bus francilien 100% électrique débarque - Le Parisien, 23 septembre 2009


  • article 158 - Press Release 2014
    Un camion électrique pour livrer les boutiques Guerlain à Paris - Puissance2d.fr, Août 2014 Une petite robe blanche pour le Renault Trucks D 100% électrique de 16 tonnes qui a le privilège de livrer toutes les boutiques Guerlain implantées en région parisienne - Truckeditions.com, 25 août 2014 Renault Trucks D 100% électrique en test à Paris - Europe-camions.com, 5 août 2014 Renault Trucks et Guerlain - Csdéménagement.fr, Juillet 2014 The Electric Renault Truck D on the streets of Paris - Insideevs.com, 19 juillet 2014 Renault all-electric truck hits Paris - Electric-vehiclenews, 19 juillet 2014 Renault Trucks, 16 tonnellate di elettricità… - Repubblica Motori, 18 juillet 2014 Guerlain teste la livraison électrique à Paris avec Renault Trucks - L'Automobile & L'Entreprise, 18 juillet 2014 Guerlain au parfum de l'électrique - Flotauto.com, 16 juillet 2014 Renault trucks électrise les boutiques Guerlain - JournalAuto.com, 15 juillet 2014 Un camion électrique pour les boutiques Guerlain à Paris - Avem.fr, 15 juillet 2014 Guerlain livré sur 200 km en tout électrique - Flash Transport, 15 juillet 2014 La firma cosmética Guerlain apuesta por la movilidad sostenible de Renault Trucks - Motorgiga.com, 14 juillet 2014 Guerlain teste un camion électrique 16 tonnes de Renault Trucks - Véhicule-écologique.net, 11 juillet 2014 Guerlain teste la livraison électrique à Paris avec Renault Trucks - Wehicles.com, 11 juillet 2014 Guerlain va tester la livraison en camion électrique Renault Trucks - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 10 juillet 2014 Les boutiques parisiennes de Guerlain livrées en 100% électrique - SupplyChain Magazine, 10 juillet 2014 Le Renault Trucks D électrique livrera les boutiques Guerlain à Paris - Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, 9 juillet 2014 La beauté du monde selon Guerlain - Stratégies Logistique, 9 juillet 2014 Aéroports de Nice teste un bus 100% électrique - Air-journal.fr, 28 juin 2014 Nice Côte d'Azur : l'aéroport va tester un bus 100% électrique - TourMag.com, 26 juin 2014 La RATP choisit PVI - Véhicule-écologique.net, 20 juin 2014 PVI roule pour la RATP - Flotauto.com, 18 juin 2014 La RATP reste fidèle au constructeur PVI - Wehicles.com, 17 juin 2014 Nice : un bus 100% électrique en autonomie illimitée - Investincotedazur.com, 17 juin 2014 La RATP augmente sa flotte de minibus électriques PVI OREOS - Busetcar.com, 17 juin 2014 La RATP choisit les bus électriques de PVI - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 16 juin 2014 La RATP choisit les bus électriques de PVI - Avem.fr, 16 juin 2014 La RATP choisit les bus électriques de PVI - Le Journal du conducteur via Avem.fr, 16 juin 2014 RATP et PVI s'entendent sur les bus électriques - Constructioncayola.com, 16 juin 2014 La RATP a choisi PVI Gépébus pour ses bus électriques - Routiers.com, 16 juin 2014 En fransk tillställning med växeln i neutralläge - Bussmagasinet.se, 15 juin 2014 PVI propose l'autonomie électrique illimitée - Mobilicités.com, 12 juin 2014 Epvre Delquié, Directeur Commercial & Marketing de PVI : "La démarche engagée en Île-de-France dans le domaine des bus est extrêmement prometteuse pour la filière électromobile" - Rse-magazine.com, 11 juin 2014 PVI fête le 4ème anniversaire de ses midibus électriques OREOS - Busetcar.com, 11 juin 2014 Transports durables : Mobilité verte et bus électriques au menu de la région Ile-de-France - Journaldeleconomie.fr, 2 juin 2014 Les bus électriques PVI s'invitent au salon de la Mobilité - Constructioncayola.com, 16 mai 2014 Yantai PVI : travailler avec les Chinois pour fabriquer les véhicules du futur - Chinatoday.com.cn, 29 avril 2014 Castorama lance six camions au GNV sur les routes parisiennes - Energystream-solucom.fr, 14 avril 2014 Castorama passe au gaz naturel pour ses livraisons parisiennes - Mobilité-électrique.fr, 6 avril 2014 Renault Trucks : "Bilan positif du Midlum 100% électrique de 16 tonnes - Enerzine.com, 4 avril 2014 Une chaine logistique respectueuse de l'environnement pour Castorama - Supply Chain Magazine, 3 avril 2014 Castorama : ça gaze avec ID Logistics - Rayons-Brico-Jardin.com, 2 avril 2014 Succès du Midlum électrique de Renault Trucks et PVI à Lyon - Avem.fr, 28 mars 2014


  • article 142 - Revue de presse 2011
    Le premier bus électrique mis en service à Coulommiers - Enerzine.com, 26 janvier 2011 Le bus électrique est arrivé : Coulommiers poursuit son action en faveur de l'environnement - Coulommiers, 27 janvier 2011 Le premier bus électrique mis en service par Transdev - Caissedesdepots.fr, 27 janvier 2011 Bus électrique : un Oréos 4x pour la ville de Coulommiers - Avem.fr, 31 janvier 2011 A Coulommiers, Transdev développe sa flotte de bus écologiques - WK-Transport-Logistique, 1er février 2011 Le réseau de Coulommiers teste le 100% électrique - Ville Rail & Transport, 9 février 2011 L'Oréos 4X en démonstration à EVER Monaco - Avem.fr, 4 avril 2011 Monaco teste le bus 100% électrique - Monaco Telecom, 6 avril 2011 Les navettes électriques rouleront dès jeudi dans l'île - Sudouest.fr, 4 juillet 2011 Ça roule pour PVI - Bus & Car, 15 juillet 2011 Les bus hybrides font leur show - DNA, 13 octobre 2011 Une première en France : quatre pouces 100% électriques - Le Journal de Saône et Loire, 14 novembre 2011 Les Saisies se mettent au vert - 123savoie.com, 18 novembre 2011 Le beaufortain conforte son engagement vert - Actumontagne.com, 2 décembre 2011 Paris : une ligne de bus électrique - Lefigaro.fr, 7 décembre 2011 Un minibus en centre-ville - Sudouest.fr, 7 décembre 2011 Une ligne 100% électrique à Paris - Europe1.fr, 7 décembre 2011 Une nouvelle ligne de bus entièrement électrique à Paris - Lagazette.fr, 8 décembre 2011 La première traverse électrique Batignolles-Bichat inaugurée samedi - Métrofrance.com, 9 décembre 2011 Paris adopte le bus électrique - Leparisien.fr, 11 décembre 2011 6 PVI-Gépébus Oréos 2X électriques desserviront Paris - Leparisien.fr, 12 décembre 2011 Paris : une ligne de bus 100% électrique - Mobilicités, 12 décembre 2011 La navette électrique sera là samedi - Sudouest.fr, 15 décembre 2011 La navette a du mal à trouver ses voyageurs - Sudouest.fr, 29 décembre 2011


  • article 147 - Revue de presse 2012
    Une navette électrique à Villard de Lans - Vfd.fr, 11 janvier 2012 Une navette 100% électrique à Villard de Lans - Actucity.com, 15 janvier 2012 Villard-de-Lans expérimente une navette électrique - Avem.fr, 15 janvier 2012 Une navette 100% électrique à Villard de Lans - Sillon38.com, 15 janvier 2012 Villard-de-Lans expérimente une navette électrique - Véhiculespropres.net, 16 janvier 2012 Ça roule électrique en station - Mountain-riders.org, 18 janvier 2012 Le minibus électrique, une affaire qui roule - Sudouest.fr, Janvier 2012 La navette électrique entre (enfin) en piste ce week-end - Dordogne Libre, Janvier 2012 Une navette 100% électrique pour la saison d'hiver 2012 - Villard-de-Lans.fr, Janvier 2012 Ça roule électrique en station - Kairn.com, 7 février 2012 Stations de ski : Une navette électrique testée dans l'Isère - Servirlepublic.fr, 13 février 2012 Aux Saisies, toutes les pistes sont vertes - 20min.fr, 14 février 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Transporteurs.net, 22 février 2012 Le bus s'électrise à Nantes - Ilovefreemoving.com, 27 février 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - France-mobilite-electrique.org, 28 février 2012 PVI s'invite chez l'UGAP - Bus&Car, 5 mars 2012 L'UGAP élargit son offre électromobile avec les véhicules OREOS - Décisions-achats.fr, 5 mars 2012 L'UGAP élargit son offre électromobile avec les véhicules OREOS - Actionco.fr, 5 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Ampie.fr, 5 mars 2012 La centrale d'achat public UGAP étoffe son offre de véhicules électriques - Actu-environnement.com, 5 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Lesroutiers.com, 6 mars 2012 En bref : …, UGAP,…Véhicules électriques - Greenunivers.com, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Autocar-infos.com, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Cartec, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Enerzine.com, 6 mars 2012 Des minibus électriques PVI proposés par l'UGAP - Cleantechrepublic.com, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Clubdd.fr, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Revuesdescollectiviteslocales.com, 6 mars 2012 Les bus électriques Oréos référencés au catalogue UGAP - Avem.fr, 6 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Globedia.com, 7 mars 2012 La centrale d'achat public UGAP adopte les bus électriques de PVI - Les Echos et LesEchos.fr, 7 mars 2012 L'Union des groupements d'achats publics (UGAP) lance les minibus électriques OREOS - Environnement-France.fr, 7 mars 2012 Les bus électriques de PVI sont au catalogue de l'UGAP - Mobilicités.com, 9 mars 2012 Troisième salon des acheteurs publics - Nantes - Ouestfrance.fr, 13 mars 2012 UGAP launches the Oreos electric minibus - L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques Oréos - Michelin Challenge Bibendum, 13 mars 2012 UGAP : Des bus électriques Oreos en LLD - Misterlld.com, 14 mars 2012 L'UGAP lance les minibus électriques OREOS - L'Automobile & l'Entreprise, 19 mars 2012 La navette électrique passe le pont - Sudouest.fr, 8 mars 2012 Des transports en commun écolos et des tickets high-tech - Le Parisien Economie, 2 avril 2012 Les bus électriques de PVI sont au catalogue de l'UGAP - Transport Public, Avril 2012 La Turquie, carrefour de l'industrie du car et bus - Bus & Car, Mai 2012 L'électromobilité, une réponse à la mobilité durable - L'achat Publik, Mai 2012 La traction électrique de Gépébus en location-maintenance - Michelin Challenge Bibemdum, 11 juin 2012 Transports Publics 2012 - Cahier spécial salon - Bus & Car, 15 juin 2012 Transports Publics 2012, Le guide des visiteurs - Transport Public, Juin 2012 Vereinte Kräfte Gepebus Oreos 4X - Omnibus Spiegel, Août 2012 Proefproject elektrische bus in Gent - Mobimix.be, 26 septembre 2012 Les bus électriques - LeNouvelEconomiste.fr, 27 septembre 2012


  • article 146 - Revue de presse 2013
    Renault Trucks décline le Maxity en version BOM - Avem.fr, 17 décembre 2013 Le Maxity électrique se dote d'une benne à ordures ménagères - Flottes Automobiles, 13 décembre 2013 Renault Trucks incorpore une mini-benne 100% électrique à son Maxity - Clusters.wallonie.be, 13 décembre 2013 Le Maxity électrique se décline en version benne à ordures - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 13 décembre 2013 Renault Trucks : un nouveau camion benne électrique - Enviscope.com, 9 décembre 2013 Le Maxity électrique adopte une BOM électrique - Constructioncayola.com, 9 décembre 2013 Skåninge vil studere el-skraldebil - Dinby.dk, 9 décembre 2013 WATT SYSTEM : La charge rapide bientôt expérimentée en France avec PVI - Michelin Challenge Bibendum, 23 octobre 2013 Dyr og solid el-skraldebil er en succes på Frederiksberg - Ingeniøren (Ing.dk), 24 septembre 2013 Danmarks første elektriske skraldebil summer derudad - Business.dk, 23 septembre 2013 Deux camions électriques Maxity à Toulouse - Avem.fr, 22 juillet 2013 PVI invente l'électrique en autonomie illimitée - Flottes Automobiles, Juillet-Août 2013 Gepebus : un bus électrique OREOS 4X pour la station des 2 Alpes - Avem.fr, 2 juillet 2013 Bus électrique - Une autonomie illimitée avec Watt-System - Avem.fr, 12 juin 2013 PVI et Renault Trucks expérimentent un camion électrique de 16 tonnes à prolongateur d’autonomie - Avem.fr, 7 juin 2013 Renault Trucks expérimente un camion de 16 tonnes à propulsion électrique avec prolongateur d’autonomie - Comité des Constructeurs d'Automobiles Français, 6 juin 2013 La livraison de demain s'annonce sans bruit ni CO2 - La Nouvelle République, Vienne Sud, 4 juin 2013 Le camion électrique va-t-il révolutionner les livraisons? - Centre presse, Vienne, 4 juin 2013 Le premier autocar électrique sur les routes de Basse-Normandie - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 31 mai 2013 Bus électrique et charge innovante branchent le salon UITP 2013 - Avem.fr, 31 mai 2013 Un projet de bus scolaire électrique - Région-basse-normandie.fr, 29 mai 2013 Basse-Normandie : Carrier innove avec un autocar électrique - Concours-innovation.fr, 28 mai 2013 Basse-Normandie : Carrier innove avec un autocar électrique - Ouestfrance-entreprises.fr, 28 mai 2013 En direct de l'IUTP Genève : PVI veut démocratiser le bus électrique avec WATT System - Busetcar.com, 28 mai 2013 PVI invente l'électrique en autonomie illimitée - Flotauto.com, 22 mai 2013 Le système de biberonnage Watt pour autobus électriques sera présenté à Genève le 26 mai - Roulezelectrique.com, 13 mai 2013 Le système de biberonnage Watt pour autobus électriques sera présenté à Genève le 26 mai - Eco-energie-montreal.com, 13 mai 2013 PVI's WATT System powers electric buses ahead to UITP - Eubusiness.com, 8 mai 2013 PVI présente un bus à autonomie illimitée au salon UITP 2013 - Efficycle.fr, 3 mai 2013 PVI présente un bus à autonomie illimitée au salon UITP 2013 - France-mobilité-électrique.org, 2 mai 2013 Bus électrique et charge ultra-rapide - PVI présentera WATT System au salon UITP - Avem.fr, 2 mai 2013 Une navette 100% électrique à l'Alpe d'Huez - Alpipro.com, 28 février 2013 EDF et la station de l'Alpe du Grand Serre renouvellent l'expérience d'une navette électrique - Sillon38.com, 23 février 2013 Une navette électrique à l'Alpe d'Huez - Actumontagne.com, 22 février 2013 Le courant passe à l'Alpe d'Huez - Lessor.fr, 21 février 2013 Une nouvelle navette électrique à l'Alpe d'Huez - Voyage.youvox.fr, 13 février 2013 VFD met en service une navette 100% électrique à l'Alpe d'Huez - Vfd.fr, 11 février 2013 Une nouvelle navette : électrique! - Mairie-fontromeu.fr, 7 février 2013 Ils roulent vert - Voiture écologique, Décembre 2012-Février 2013 Renault Trucks pense également à l'hybride série - Tous les Camions, Janvier 2013






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