Local public transport systems and urban transportation have huge potential for new vehicles with electrical drives and for retrofitting to convert existing commercial vehicles to battery-powered electrical drives. The required range flexibility can be covered by adapted charging concepts and battery capacities. With ZAwheel®, a silent, environmentally friendly and gearless electrical in wheel hub drive for urban, airport, sightseeing and double decker buses, as well as load carrying commercial vehicles and special vehicles for mining and underground construction, ZIEHL-ABEGG is making a key contribution to protecting the climate.