As a proof of concept, we have develop our first conversion in a 2003 diesel public transport bus in just 7 months, having installed the high voltage system and modified all the auxiliary systems: nematic, hydraulics, cooling, and 24/12v electric all to be powered from the HV battery.
This is the first battery Bus in México, designed for the public transport service in México.
We challenged ourselves with the toughest goal, knowing that onces achieved, any other project would be downhill. This is way we develop the our prototype with the strongest system we could develop. This opens roads for future markets like cargo transport in short range.
It all started in April 2015 with the fund approval from CONACYT.
Even though the dream started in 2004 when Industrial Designer Alfonso meet the flywheel technology developed by US engineers in the 90s develop for electric cars.
After different distribution opportunities that did´t accomplish in summer of 2014 we decided to create our own technology.
Today, our main target is to help Mexico take the first big step into clean public transportation.
With high levels of pollution in most of Mexican Cities, the only real option is CERO emission vehicles, hybrids for alternative fuels will only make our agony last longer. The world automotive industry hast already shifted its course toward electrification if vehicles, but this transition can take decades with only new vehicles.
This is why at APV we have develope a Conversion System to turn old interinal combustion engine vehicles int 100% electric to be CERO emission vehicles while at the same time save up to 80% in fuel costs compared to diesel.
The main advantage of a conversion is that we can adjust every vehicle to specific needs and not the other way around. This way, APV will study every route and will determine a complete solution to every operator that includes the conversion, the chargers, training for drivers and mecanices, etc.
This way we can start moving faster towards a cleaner transport solution where everybody wins, the owner/operator, the driver, passengers, government and the whole city.
Electric vehicles opens the opportunity door to make more use of renewable energy in a contry like Mexico, where the natural potential for: solar, wind or hydraulic power is enormous.