Arrival announced the Arrival Bus has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA).
Arrival successfully completed all required system safety testing to achieve EUWVTA. This milestone is a step towards Arrival Buses carrying passengers on public roads in Europe and the UK.
“This key milestone for Arrival is a testimony to our innovative technologies and our unique new method of design and production of electric vehicles," said Denis Sverdlov, founder/CEO at Arrival. "The Arrival Bus is different from any that has come before, employing technologies developed in-house to create benefits for operators, passengers, and the planet. Now more than ever, governments and cities must reform public transportation to have the radical impact the world needs today." “The team has worked incredibly hard to make this a reality and we are happy to see our unique approach to designing vehicles realised.”
As Arrival’s technologies and components are shared across all vehicle types, learnings from certification contribute to all vehicle programs.
The bus features passenger seating capacity across the entire flat floor. It also includes wrap-around exterior and interior screens, adaptable lighting, a transparent roof, and a suite of digital features. The vehicle is complemented by Arrival’s software ecosystem.