Mellor moves into the DRT and taxi-bus market

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The Pico features an electric entry door. MELLOR

The Mellor Pico Concept made its worldwide debut at Busworld, Brussels in October. Richard Sharman had the opportunity to sit down with two members of the manufacturer’s senior management team to talk about the reasons behind Pico’s development and its intended markets

Mellor is well known as a key supplier in the single-step low-floor minibus market and its customers historically came from the local authority sector. However, commercial bus operators under pressure to deliver improved environmental and commercial performance have in many cases turned to Mellor’s stage carriage low-floor minibus variants.

The launch of the Pico Concept represents a new direction for Mellor, which until now has shown no interest in operators that are dependent on capturing ‘rides’ through hail riding, pre-booked or smartphone enablers.

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