Bus company Salza Tours offers services in the local public transport network as well as long-distance coach travel. In 2016 the company, run by the König family, acquired its first electric buses with support from the Thuringian government.
To ensure economical operation of the expensive e-vehicles, Salza Tours had a photovoltaic plant installed at its depot. The company generally charges the electric buses at night. But with the photovoltaic plant only producing electricity by day, Salza Tours stores the electricity using the TS HV 70 battery storage system from TESVOLT. With its energy content of 460.8 kWh and a discharging power per charging station of 75 kW, it means the buses can also be deployed for long-distance travel, as they can drive the whole day with just a top-up charge in the morning.