Optare next generation EV

Optare is to launch its next generation EV bus at Euro Bus Expo which it claims will boast impressive range, efficiency, passenger capacity and weight.

It is also continuing to promote its integration of the Allison xFE transmission which was launched at the show two years ago and now offers this transmission in all its single-deck buses as standard.

Optare claims that recent independent testing shows an Optare Euro 6 single-deck, fitted with xFE transmission and FuelSense2.0 Max, returned an annual fuel economy improvement equivalent of up to £1,176 (excluding VAT) per vehicle over previous Euro 6 models, based on average annual operating mileage of 50,000 miles per year and fuel cost of £4.85 per gallon (excluding VAT).

Solo and Versa demonstrator examples with the xFE transmission will be on its stand at this year’s NEC show.