UK-based bus repower company Kleanbus has completed development of its first advanced modular electric platform, which it has installed in a prototype Optare Solo vehicle. The company is now moving forward with testing at its facility in the east of England.
The platform is technology agnostic, meaning it can be paired with a wide range of batteries and motors to create custom e-powertrains tailored to a bus operator’s specific needs.
Kleanbus has announced that it will be beginning pilot trials with key bus fleet operators. In a statement, Joe Tighe, Co-Founder and CEO of Kleanbus, said: “Momentum is building rapidly with the completion of our ‘e-drivetrain in a box’ and the installation of this modular platform system into our first prototype. We are excited to accelerate our prototype testing programme, with pilot trials also starting this month with two bus operators. Leveraging the latest in proven components from leading Tier 1s, our technology agnostic solution enables us to create an adaptable system that can convert a diesel bus into a state-of-the-art zero emission vehicle quickly and cost effectively.”