Anaheim, in California, has turned to Arrival for the supply of five electric buses. It’s the first deal in the US – and the first deal at all – for the Arrival Bus.
In partnership with the City of Anaheim, the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has been awarded a two-million-dollar grant from the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA). ATN has chosen to partner with Arrival as the vehicle producer for this grant and will use grant funds to replace Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buses with Arrival’s American built zero-emission battery electric buses.
The Arrival Bus will change the face of public transportation when it hits the roads, making bus journeys clean, efficient, equitable and enjoyable for riders, drivers and operators. Our first order from a US transit operator is just the beginning, and we look forward to bringing the US produced Arrival Bus to cities and people all over the USAMike Ableson, CEO Arrival Automotive
Arrival Bus headed to Anaheim
In March it was released that ATN was awarded a $5 million grant to advance its effort to become California’s first all-electric transit operator.
The UK-based startup has recently debuted on Nasdaq. First trials of the Arrival electric bus will be held in the UK by First Bus. The single-deck Arrival Bus for First bus features a single front door with a passenger seating capacity of 36 across the entire flat floor. It is equipped with up to 310.8 kWh of energy storage capacity with the option of both an AC and DC charge.
Recently Arrival has signed a partnership with Hitachi Europe regarding the providing of new bus and infrastructure solutions to the European bus industry.
Arrival e-buses for Ahaheim’s roads
Arrival’s first Microfactory in the United States is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where the buses for ATN will be produced. Arrival currently has two microfactories in the US in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina, and intends to deploy Microfactories all over the country.
Funds provided as part of the FTA’s Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Program Projects, will assist in the purchase of five 100% zero emission, battery-powered, 40’ buses, providing significant environmental benefits for Orange County residents and visitors. The project also includes workforce development programs. ATN will partner with local community colleges that have Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs to provide internships to eligible students for workforce experience in the emerging zero-emission transportation industry.
Anaheim to become California’s first all-electric bus fleet by 2025
“In addition to ATN’s own investments, we have been actively seeking grant funding opportunities to ensure we can meet our goal of becoming California’s first all-electric bus fleet by 2025. This investment brings us that much closer,” said Diana Kotler, ATN Executive Director. “We want to thank Congressman Lou Correa for his support of his important effort to provide sustainable and clean-air public transportation options to our community.”
“We are so pleased that ATN has chosen Arrival to support its transition to an entirely electric bus fleet and have been impressed with its commitment to sustainability, including its solar powered charging depot,” said Mike Ableson, CEO Arrival Automotive. “The Arrival Bus will change the face of public transportation when it hits the roads, making bus journeys clean, efficient, equitable and enjoyable for riders, drivers and operators. Our first order from a US transit operator is just the beginning, and we look forward to bringing the US produced Arrival Bus to cities and people all over the USA.”