Mellor will present its new electric bus model Sigma 8 bus for the first time at EuroBus Expo at the NEC next week. The eight-metre battery-electric bus is the latest in a six-model Sigma range (from seven- to 12-metres) to hit the UK market, joining seven and 10-metre models launched at the start of 2022.
The range includes ‘city’ and ‘rural’ specifications, including width and passenger door options. Mellor has revealed that it has already received major orders for Sigma, with details expected to be announced at EuroBus Expo.
Mellor is showing Sigma 8 and Sigma 7 models on its stand at EuroBus Expo, while a Sigma 10 is available for a ride experience at the Show’s Zero Emissions Zone vehicle demonstration area.
Mellor Sigma 8 to be launched at Euro Bus Expo
The Mellor Sigma 8 boasts a 54-passenger capacity for 27 seated and 27 standees.
“Mellor believes its zero-emissions, zero-compromise rationale is causing significant market disruption – especially at the smaller seven- and eight-metre end of the market – prompting its competitors to announce future model introductions of a similar size and specification”, the company says.
“We’re definitely shaking things up in the bus market,” said Mellor Bus Division Sales Director, Mark Clissett, “we’ve filled a gap where operators have previously been acquiring over-sized, over-spec’d vehicles which continue to be under-utilised. Mellor, on the other hand, offers the right tool for the job,” he said, “a fully-electric, affordable, size-appropriate bus range which delivers a no-compromise solution. And our competitors are playing catch-up. Only recently,” he added, “a well-known player in the market has said it will introduce an electric midibus in 2023 – while the Mellor Sigma range is available today.”