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Arrival’s new bus will be undergoing trials with First at an as-yet unknown location. ARRIVAL

New electric vehicle producer Arrival has impressed with its talk of radical new technology and microfactories, but what drives the company? CBW takes a closer look

The name Arrival has appeared a few times in the pages of CBW, with announcements of the firm’s new bus promising to deliver electric mobility at affordable cost. But is this a lot of marketing hype from a company which has, as yet, not delivered a single vehicle, or is there more to it? FirstGroup, which is to trial four of the manufacturer’s Gamma Zero buses at an as-yet undisclosed depot seems to think it is at least worth looking at more closely, as does parcel firm UPS, which has a standing order for 10,000 delivery vans. With a stated aim to disrupt the market, and based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, who is behind the new arrival on the bus scene, and what drives the company forward?

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