Arrival reveals electric bus

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UK commercial EV start-up Arrival has revealed a zero-emission bus to be deployed as part of a wider integrated public transportation ecosystem.

The all-electric Arrival Bus is equipped with features designed to help cities implement safe and clean public transport post-Covid-19, while also making bus travel appealing, sustainable and financially viable.

Priced the same as a fossil-fuel equivalent, the battery-electric bus will be produced in local Arrival-built Microfactories, which are designed to be capable of assembling all vehicles from Arrival’s portfolio.

“Arrival’s core focus is to make your every-day experience radically better, whether that is your daily journey on an Arrival Bus, or through your work as a driver delivering parcels from an Arrival Van,” said Kwame Nyanning, chief of experience at Arrival.

“We are working with cities to make every touchpoint within the urban transportation ecosystem not only better, but also more equitable and sustainable.

“Recent events have made it clear the world needs to take action now in order to improve lives and effect real change.”

Arrival is currently partnering with a number of governments and cities to create an integrated public transport ecosystem that supports local, regional and national net-zero emission goals.

As part of this ecosystem, the company is also developing cars for sharing, taxis, delivery robots, charging stations, and digital services to enable ‘best-in-class’ public transport without the need for subsidies.

According to Arrival, its Microfactories will support the creation of market-specific products and regenerate regional economies through the use of local supply chains, retention of talent and payment of local taxes.

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