Mellor: E-buses for all purposes

Mellor: E-buses for all purposes-mellor

In many cities, e-buses are already a feature of the cityscape, Austria’s second largest city Graz has even set itself the ambitious goal of converting the entire bus fleet (around 170 vehicles) to e-drive by 2030. In many cases, however, there is not a lack of will for comprehensive electrification of public transport, but rather the availability of suitable buses.

The British specialist for low-floor, electric and special buses Mellor is therefore expanding the available selection with a complete fully electric model range. Six models with a total length of between 7 and 12 meters, which can transport between 30 and 80 passengers, should provide the right answer for all city and intercity requirements. With optional extra width and different door configurations, the range includes over 20 individual variants. The first 7 and 10 meter models can be ordered now and should be delivered in early summer 2022. The other variants (8, 9, 11 and 12 meters) will be available in the course of 2022. Mark Clissett, Managing Director for Mellor‘s Bus Division, speaks of nothing less than “the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Mellor in the UK”.

What could also interest fleet operators is the lightweight construction of the models, which means that they have a lower battery capacity than comparable e-buses. That saves energy. Mellor’s goal is to offer the lowest total cost of ownership rate for both urban and interurban applications.

With this variety of offers, Mellor is reacting to the increasing legal and social pressure that is being put on public bus fleet operators to make their operations cleaner and more environmentally friendly. With the wide choice of vehicle width, range and total weight, the company is positioned as the most comprehensive provider where the buyer does not have to make any compromises. It is not for nothing that the model range marks the “most important new product launch of any bus manufacturer in the last decade”, as Mark Clissett proudly emphasizes.

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