Enel X and Arrival have entered into a partnership to test the zero-emission battery electric bus in Italy.
The aim is to foster the growth of electrified public transport globally through high-performance and competitive solutions. The tests will be carried out by Enel X on the basis of an analysis matrix developed in-house, to look at all the main features of the Arrival Bus. The tests will be carried out in Italy, at the Vallelunga circuit, where Enel X Way's charging services and solutions will also be used to charge the vehicles. The success of these tests will be a building block for Enel to include the Arrival Bus within its portfolio of global electrification solutions.
"The partnership with Arrival is another important step towards 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."
The partnership will enable Enel X to strengthen its offering to public transport authorities globally, providing a boost to reach Enel's target of more than 20,000 electric buses served by 2030.
Enel X currently operates more than 3,200 e-Buses globally. Enel X's e-bus solution is modular and customizable to the customer's specific needs and is offered through different business models that include leasing options.
Arrival recently received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA), marking a step towards Arrival Buses carrying passengers on public roads in the UK and Europe.