New Arrival in the bus market
Zero-emissions at the same price as diesel equivalent
Zero-emission commercial vehicle specialist, Arrival, has announced a zero-emission bus it claims will transform the public transport industry. The company says its bus is priced the same as a fossil-fuel equivalent.
The Arrival Bus will be produced in local Microfactories which are designed to be capable of assembling all vehicles from Arrival’s portfolio. These Microfactories support the creation of market-specific products and will regenerate regional economies through the use of local supply chains, retention of talent and payment of local taxes.
These Microfactories, according to the business, enable the production of highly customised vehicles which are better priced even at low volumes. Arrival plans to deploy 1000 Microfactories globally by 2026.Arrival was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the UK, with over 1,000 global employees located in offices across the USA, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Russia and Luxembourg.
Arrival says its bus is the tool cities need as they adapt to the requirements of the pandemic while striving to make bus travel appealing, sustainable and financially viable. The Arrival Bus is equipped with features designed to promote positive perception of public transportation. The aim is to create an onboard environment evoking a sense of space, cleanliness and wellbeing in a world with a heightened awareness of hygiene and personal space.
Kwame Nyanning, Chief of Experience at Arrival, said: “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. 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 partners with governments and cities with the aim of creating what it describes as an ‘Integrated Public Transport ecosystem’ that supports their net-zero emission goals. The company is also developing cars for sharing, taxis, delivery robots, charging stations, Microfactories and digital services that enable ‘best in class’ public transport without the need for subsidies.