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Arrival launches electric bus with features to help people travel safely following pandemic

Updated on Wednesday 17 June 2020, 3:45 PM

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Arrival, one of the UK’s largest unicorns, today revealed a zero-emission bus that will transform the public transport industry at a time when it is facing its biggest challenges.

The recent pandemic has highlighted just how essential public transport is to communities around the world and Arrival’s Bus is the tool cities need as they adapt to a new normal whilst striving to make bus travel appealing, sustainable and financially viable.

Designed with an exceptional passenger experience front of mind, the Arrival Bus is equipped with features that promote a positive perception of public transportation and create an environment evoking a sense of space, cleanliness and wellbeing in a world with a heightened awareness of hygiene and personal space.

We are very excited to bring the Arrival Bus to markets around the world and make the passenger experience of bus travel a positive one. By working in partnership with businesses to develop the entire ecosystem around our vehicles, we are supporting their goals of making Public Transport appealing whilst achieving carbon neutrality.

– Ben Jardine, Chief of Product for Arrival Bus

As Arrival partners with governments and cities to create an Integrated Public Transport ecosystem that supports their net-zero emission goals, the company is also developing cars for sharing, taxis, buses, delivery robots, charging stations, Microfactories and digital services that enable ‘best in class’ public transport without the need for subsidies. This is possible because Arrival’s solutions are intelligently designed, with the Arrival Bus priced the same as a fossil fuel equivalent and realising even greater savings over its lifetime.

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.

Arrival is a technology company that has created Generation 2 Electric Vehicles – a new product category which surpasses existing vehicles in cost, design and efficiency.Founded in 2015, Arrival has over 800 people globally and is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Russia and the US.

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