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Electric Arrival bus trials begin in UK

EV manufacturer Arrival has started trials of its new electric bus at a testing facility in the UK, with production soon to get underway.

Following proving ground trials, the firm will also begin public road trials with First Bus on the transport operator’s existing UK routes in the first quarter of this year.

Arrival, which manufactures its electric vehicles in local Microfactories, is expected to begin production of the bus in the second quarter of 2022.

The vehicle can be tailored to meet local cities’ needs with its modular design, which enables the configuration of length, range, battery, and passenger capacity.

It includes full connectivity, digital customisation, and deep access to vehicle behaviour and data.

The first Arrival Bus features up to three doors; flexible passenger seating capacity across the entire flat floor; wrap-around exterior and interior screens; adaptable lighting and a transparent roof.