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Arrival and Enel X, Enel’s subsidiary dedicated to innovative products and services, have entered into a partnership to test the zero-emission battery electric bus in Italy. The tests will be carried out by Enel X on the basis of an analysis matrix developed in-house, to look at all the main features of the Arrival Bus.
The tests will be carried out in Italy, at the Vallelunga circuit, where Enel X Way’s advanced charging services and solutions will also be used to charge the vehicles.
The partnership will enable Enel X to strengthen its offering to public transport authorities globally, providing a major boost to reach Enel’s target of more than 20,000 electric buses served by 2030.
The success of these tests will be a key building block for Enel to include the Arrival Bus within its portfolio of global electrification solutions.
Enel X is the world’s largest supplier of e-bus solutions outside China. It currently operates more than 3,200 e-Buses globally.
Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, says: “The partnership with Arrival is another important step towards achieving our goals of electrifying public transport globally. Public transport authorities face significant challenges in making cities smarter and more sustainable, and by offering our public transport solutions together with our many years of global experience, we want to give solid support to make this a reality. Arrival Buses look very promising. They are a technologically advanced means of transport that, if integrated within our value offer, can potentially provide operators and end users with the best possible customer experience.”
“We are very excited to partner with Enel X and Enel X Way to assist bus operators and cities around the world as they accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, bringing cleaner air to our cities,” adds Avinash Rugoobur, President of Arrival. “Our electric bus aims to set new standards in passenger experience while reducing costs for operators. By manufacturing our vehicles in local micro-factories, we are fostering a global green transition that is fair, bringing jobs to local communities, using local suppliers and building vehicles designed for local markets.”
Arrival was founded in 2015 with a mission to replace all vehicles with equitable electric solutions – produced by local Microfactories.