Enel X is to assist Arrival with the testing of its new zero-emission battery electric bus. Evaluations will take place in Italy at the Vallelunga circuit, where Enel X Way’s charging services and solutions are to be deployed. The assessments will be carried out by Enel X on the basis of an analysis matrix developed in-house, which will scrutinize all the main features of the bus. Plans are for Enel to include the vehicle within its portfolio of electrification technologies.
“The partnership with Arrival is another important step toward 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,” said Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X. “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.”
Avinash Rugoobur, president of Arrival, said, “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. Our electric bus aims to set new standards in the 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.”