New electric vehicle manufacturer Arrival’s electric bus has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EWVTA), having completed the required system safety testing. The company said that the milestone represents a critical 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. 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,” said Denis Sverdlov, Founder and CEO at Arrival. “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 programmes, which the firm says is one of the many benefits of its unique approach to the design of its electric vehicles.
Founded in 2015 with a mission to make air clean by replacing all vehicles with affordable electric solutions, Arrival has grown to employ over 2,000 people as it pursues its goal of designing and producing electric vehicles at ‘rapidly-scalable, local microfactories’ around the world.