16 May 2017

MELLOR LOWFLOOR ELECTRIC MINIBUS

With a range of 100 miles, the Orion E accommodates 16 seated passengers or up to four wheelchairs, An electric front-wheel-drive system enables a single-step entry, to a fully low-floor passenger saloon.

The vehicle uses conventional lithium-ion batteries, and has a drive system developed in conjunction with a leading European electric vehicle integrator.

Orion E is visually identical to its conventional predecessor, the Orion, but the chassis cab has an electric drive and gearbox in the engine bay. The low-floor, coach-built body accommodates its battery packs, which are distributed in several locations to achieve the optimum weight distribution.

The vehicle has been through prolonged simulated test cycles, achieving compliance with all European regulations, and is now being developed as a left-hand drive vehicle for mainland European and other markets.

 



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