Equipmake unveils new cost-effective electric bus drivetrain

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A new lower cost electric bus drivetrain that aims to give UK bus bodybuilders a route into the growing electric bus market was unveiled at the Cenex LCV trade show last week. Stuart Render explains the project and takes a look at some of the other developments on show

Norfolk has long been regarded as a centre of excellence when it comes to automotive developments. The small village of Hethel, located some 10 miles south of Norwich, has been the head office and factory of Lotus Cars since the 1960s. The Lotus Cars test track uses sections of the runway of the former RAF Hethel.

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Now, the village looks set to play host to a new initiative that could change the way that electric buses for the UK are manufactured.

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