Tecnobus will produce the futuristic ‘pod’ designed by the Paduan start-up Next in its plant close to Rome and in the newly acquired Ferentino plant (formerly Valeo). Production of the first prototypes is scheduled for the last quarter of 2024.

The announcement was made at the Next Mobility Exhibition, being held in Milan from 8 to 10 May.

Tecnobus – Next production agreement

‘Born from the need to share experience and technologies, this action has the clear goal of covering the large market of passenger transport to large interchange centres and intelligent management within cities. This vision will represent a new factory concept where cutting-edge technology and Made in Italy will merge to create products that will be able to export Italian excellence, design and innovation,’ the partners write.

Next also provides a range of integrated smart mobility solutions for all mobility needs that adapt in real-time to requirements in terms of capacity.

Acquired by ICAP Group, a leader in industrial automations for the production of automotive glass, Tecnobus is equipped with great technical skills for the production of electric vehicles and important experience, which, also thanks to the existing interaction with Universities and Research Centres, allow it to launch important technological innovations.

In 2023, the Frosinone-based manufacturer registered 4 Gulliver models, but has delivered 11 of them, has already sold – in Italy and abroad – around 30 by 2024, and aims to produce 40/50 per year, although by stressing the production lines to the maximum it can reach up to one hundred, the true goal of sole director Paolo Marini, who has taken over the company and is working together with the entire team to relaunch it.

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